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Dragon Hall, Norwich

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Dragon Hall, Norwich
East Anglia - Norwich, Norfolk, England
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Dragon Hall is a rare survivor - a medieval trading hall, dating to about 1430. The timber-framed building has ben restored and now allows visitors to get a glimpse into the life of a medieval merchant in busy Norwich. Our family adored visiting Dragon Hall; in fact our 11-year old daughter could not be torn away from making her very own dragon in a crafts area upstairs in the hall. What is the connection between a medieval hall and dragons? The man most responsible for building the hall was Robert Toppes, and he was a member of the religious Guild of St George, which used dragons in their badges and symbols. There is a beautifully carved and painted dragon on one of the great hall roof timbers.

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