Ripon is a cathedral city in the Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is located at the confluence of two tributaries of the River Ure, the Laver and Skell. The city is noted for its main feature, Ripon Cathedral, as well as the Ripon Racecourse and other features such as its market. The city itself is just over 1,300 years old.

Ripon in "The Yorkshire Mammoth"[]

In 1938, Ripon was, in George Holley's estimation, a "city", as opposed to Thrsk, which was simply a "town". He pointed to the presence of traffic lights in Ripon as an example.

Dentist Aryeh Teitelbaum resided in Ripon. Wotan and Donner Rengaw, and Holley were all patients. When Holley worked on the mammoth named Old Bill, he went to Ripon to consult with Teitelbaum.[1]


  1. Clarkesworld #155.