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Dragon Hall (Writers’ Centre Norwich)

Dragon Hall in Norwich is a unique, Grade I Listed medieval trading hall dating from around 1430, renowned for its spectacular timber crown-post roof and intricately carved dragon.

It was built for a merchant called Robert Toppes and was at the heart of his international trading empire. In its heyday it would have been filled with wool, cloth, timber, spices, pottery and other items that could be bought and sold.

For centuries the original timber roof and vast Great Hall were lost, concealed within an everyday terrace of houses and shops.

Now home to Writers’ Centre Norwich, Dragon Hall is opened up once a month for heritage tours. Take a full guided tour (1-1.5 hrs) of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide.

2pm £2.50, payable on the door (free to children under 12).

Writers’ Centre Norwich at Dragon Hall,

115-123 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1QE.

Tel: 01603 877 177.

www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk

 

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