Description: The Wakeman's House
Date Listed: 27 May 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 330141
OS Grid Reference: SE3117171234
OS Grid Coordinates: 431171, 471234
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1360, -1.5244
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SE 3171 RIPON MARKET PLACE
1/16 (south side)
The Wakeman's House
C16 or C17. Timber-framed, formerly plastered. Stone slate roof. Two storeys and
attics. Two bay front: canted oriels on both floors, those on first floor with
hipped roofs, those on ground floor with a continuous pent-roof over both and the
intervening door: casements. Casement in gable end at attic level. Contemporary
Interior. Staircase has highly idiosyncratic balusters, cut in the flat with a
pattern of discs and oblongs: simply moulded handrail.
History. Traditionally the home of Hugh Ripley, last Wakeman and first mayor ot Ripon
under the revised constitution of 1604.
Listing NGR: SE3117171234
Source: English Heritage
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