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Choir Screen Figures in the Ripon Cathedral

Esmond Burton
1947

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Description

The choir screen in Ripon Cathedral features eight carved and painted kings and bishops who played a part in the history of the cathedral, with another 24 statues of angels in niches above. The screen dates from the fifteenth century, the statues are added in 1947. They were unveiled in August 1947 by the Princess Royal.

For this site, we only photographed the eight large statues.

Ripon - Choir Screen Figures in the Ripon Cathedral
Eadhed
Eadhæd, medieval Bishop of Lindsey and sole Bishop of Ripon (c. 679) in the Medieval era (Wikipedia).
Ripon - Choir Screen Figures in the Ripon Cathedral
Archiep.us Willibrord Utrecht
Willibrord (c. 658-739), Northumbrian missionary saint; the first Bishop of Utrecht; he was oblate in the Abbey of Ripon (Wikipedia).
Ripon - Choir Screen Figures in the Ripon Cathedral
Archiep.us Thurstan Ebor
Thurstan (107-1140), Archbishop of York (Wikipedia).
Ripon - Choir Screen Figures in the Ripon Cathedral
Archiep.us M. Hutton Ebor
Matthew Hutton (1529–1606), archbishop of York, 1595-1606 (Wikipedia).
Ripon - Choir Screen Figures in the Ripon Cathedral
Athelstan Rex
Æthelstan (c. 894–939), King of the Anglo-Saxons (924-927) and King of the English (927-939) (Wikipedia).
Ripon - Choir Screen Figures in the Ripon Cathedral
Henricus II Rex
Henry II Curtmantle (Henri Court-manteau) (1133-1189), son of Geoffrey V of Anjou and Matilda - grandson of Henry I; king of England 1154-1189 (Wikipedia).
Ripon - Choir Screen Figures in the Ripon Cathedral
Jacobus I Rex
James I (1566-1625), King of England, 1603-1625 (Wikipedia).
Ripon - Choir Screen Figures in the Ripon Cathedral
Archiep.us C.Th. Longley Cantuar
Charles Thomas Longley (1794 - 1868), Archbishop of Canterbury, 1862-1868 (Wikipedia).

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Sources & Information

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  • Æthelstan
  • Bishop
  • Burton, Esmond
  • Eadhæd
  • Henry II (King of England)
  • Hutton, Matthew
  • James I (King of England)
  • Longley, Charles Thomas
  • Monarch
  • Thurstan
  • Willibrord, St.
  • Locatie (N 54°8'6" - W 1°31'12") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

    Item Code: gbyh156; Photograph: 29 July 2019
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