St Andrew's Hall Undercroft

Useful Information

Open: All year Mon-Sat 9-17.
Classification: SubterraneaCellar
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: after appointment
Photography: allowed
Address: St Andrew's Hall Undercroft, The Halls, St Andrews Plain, Norwich, NR3 1AU, Tel: +44-1603-628477. E-mail: contact
Norwich Tourist Information Centre, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF, Tel: +44-1603-213999, Fax: +44-1603-213990. E-mail: contact
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1226 Dominican Blackfriars came to Norwich.
1270 .
1307 crypt built.


St Andrews is a former dominican priory, the only English friary to survive intact from the Medieval. The first Dominican Black Friars' priory was destroyed by fire and was rebuilt in the early 15th century. It contains several magnificent flint buildings, known as The Halls. The new church was completed in 1449. During the reformation, the site was saved by the city corporation. They bought it from the King for use as a common hall. St Andrew's Hall is the former nave of the new church. The complex was used as a mint and as a workhouse, today it is used to host conferences, fairs, weddings and concerts.

Below St Andrews Hall is a well restored cellar with pointed arches, built of clinker bricks. This place has been used as a public café for several years. At the monet it is for hire for all kinds of festivities. The cafe proprietors are Chameleon Catering.