In C.AD672 St Wilfred and his monks built a stone church here and they constructed the crypt how they imagined Christ's tomb might have been. Saxon churches were normally wooden built but Wilfred had been to Rome and had seen how the churches there were built from stone. The lovely Cathedral has replaced Wilfred's church but somehow the amazing crypt has survived and is amongst the oldest Christian sites in the country. Situated beneath the central tower, this small stone cell measures just 11 feet long, 8 feet wide, with a barrel roof just 9 feet high, a rare survivor.
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Photo taken in Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4, UK
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