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Dragon Hall (National Centre for Writing)

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 the National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall is opened up on the first and third Monday of each 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 entry is free and there is no booking necessary, but donations towards the maintenance of this ancient building are greatly appreciated.

National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall,

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

Tel: 01603 877 177.

www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk

 

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