Dragon Hall, home to the National Centre for Writing, is a rare example of a medieval merchant’s trading complex, built in about 1430 by a merchant, Robert Toppes.
Dragon Hall, home to the National Centre for Writing, is a rare example of a medieval merchant’s trading complex, built in about 1430 by a merchant, Robert Toppes. Its centerpiece, the magnificent first floor trading hall, is 26 metres long, used more than 500 large oak timbers, was decorated with 15 dragons of Baltic oak and has a fine crown post roof. Its survival gives us the opportunity to appreciate the skills of the 15th century timber craftsmen.
Dragon Hall is home to the National Centre for Writing, a literature development agency which works locally, national and internationally with writers and translators. The venue is available for weddings, parties and corporate hires. There are regular heritage tours and open days led by the independent Dragon Hall Heritage Volunteers.
Dragon Hall is fully accessible. If you have any access or special requirements please let us
know in advance by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 01603 877177.
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Dragon Hall is the working office for the National Centre for Writing and is not open as a visitor attraction every day. Free heritage tours run twice a month and the centre runs a lively programme of workshops, courses, activities for schools and festivals throughout the year. See website for details.
- Accessible toilets