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Ripon, a city in the West Riding of Yorkshire, on the left bank of the LTre, which is here crossed by a stone bridge of 14 arches, is 22 miles N.W. of York, and is on the North-Eastern Railway. Four principal streets lead to the market-place, which contains the town-hall and an obelisk, and is surrounded by good houses. The beautiful cruciform cathedral is 266 feet long, with a transept of 1.32 feet, and two square towers of 110 feet, and contains many monuments. Other buildings are Trinity church, the grammar schopl, infirmary, etc. The chief manufactures are machinery, saddletrees, leather, and varnish. Studley Royal and Fountains Abbey are in the neighbourhood.