Norwich castle & market
4 The Close

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4 The Close, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 4DH


Tel: 01603 617351

Fax: 01603 751400


DX: 5213 Norwich




In the eleventh century Norwich was, after London, the largest city in England.  Vying with Bristol, and as capital of the richest and most populous county, it maintained that status until the Industrial Revolution.  As such, it became a target when inflation and inclosure led to Kett's Rebellion in 1549.  With its prosperity based initially on the wool trade and the textile industry, especially after the arrival of Huguenot refugees, the city later saw the founding – and until the last few years remained the headquarters – of the Norwich Union insurance business.  Industries have included brewing, publishing & printing, the shoe industry, Colman's mustard business, the manufacture of chocolate, Boulton & Paul joinery, and more recently the chemical industry.  The cathedral city of Norwich is also the seat of the University of East Anglia.  The city has a Tier 1 combined court centre as well as magistrates, family proceedings and coroner's courts, plus a hearing centre for Employment Tribunals (the regional office being at Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk).



Click here for a map of our Norwich premises.


By rail

From Norwich station to chambers is a 10 minute walk.  From the pedestrian crossing by the river go over the bridge towards Prince of Wales Road (past The Nelson).  Keeping to the left, just past the bus stop cross at the pedestrian lights towards Kwik Fit.  Turn left and take the first road on the right (St Faith's Lane).  At the left hand bend in the road, just beyond the junction with Recorder Road - on the right, there is a footpath leading to the right hand side of a modern 3-storey office building (Horsefair House). Go through the gateway and then the metal kissing gate and follow the lane (Horsefair Loke) to the end.  Turn left and walk slightly up hill towards the main gatehouse to the Cathedral (2 minutes).  Just before you reach the gatehouse, on the left, are metal railings with two entrances.  Take that for numbers 4 & 5.  East Anglian Chambers is the left hand door to the building at the end of the gravel driveway.


By road

From the north : When you reach the inner ring road head for the roundabout by Norwich Puppet Theatre, between Barrack Street and the flyover.  Follow signs for the city centre and Law Courts and then continue along Palace Street to the Maids Head Hotel (on your right) and the mini-roundabout at the northern end of Tombland.  Turn left into Tombland and, almost opposite Princes Street (on the right), take a minor road diagonally to the left - in front of some restaurants.  At the end turn left, carefully, and go through the arched gateway into the Cathedral Close.  Inform the gatekeeper that you are visiting East Anglian Chambers and park in the visitors car park where directed. Then walk back towards the gatekeeper and take the gate for numbers 4 & 5 through the black railings.  If you need to drop off a large number of documents then you may turn right immediately through the gate for numbers 2 & 3.  Exit using the other gate if possible.

From east, west and south : Follow the A47 southern bypass as far as the junction with the A146 Beccles/Lowestoft road.  Head towards the city and turn right at the lights, towards County Hall.  At the roundabout keep to the right hand lane and head for the city (Bracondale).  Keep in the right hand lane for about 150 metres and turn down to the right at the lights, towards Carrow Road and the station.  Go past the station, with the river on your left.  Keep to the right hand lane and go straight across at the lights, along Riverside Road.  Rising slightly towards a roundabout at the foot of Kett's Hill, turn left as far as the Puppet Theatre roundabout.  Continue as above.




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