Norwich Society Ltd
Norwich Society Ltd manages Abbeyfield House, a sheltered house for older people located in the Norwich Cathedral grounds.
Our supported home is situated in the historic Norwich Cathedral Close. It was built in 1862 for Canon James Heaviside and became the Archdeaconry after his death.
The house is a Grade II listed Gothic building, described by Sir John Betjeman as, 'the best house in Norwich'.
There are many unique architectural features, which make for a particularly interesting environment for our residents. Being too large to remain a clergy house, it was converted for use by the newly formed Abbeyfield Norwich Society in 1977 with the help of the late Very Reverend Alan Webster who was the Dean of Norwich Cathedral at the time.
Although set in the heart of the city of Norwich, the Cathedral Close has very much a village feel. The location offers the best of both worlds: quiet seclusion with city amenities close at hand.
The house has an allotment which supplies home grown produce for the residents meals. An adjacent cutting garden supplies seasonal flowers for the house. The society also maintains a wildlife-friendly garden with an unusual range of plants and shrubs.
Name: Norwich Society Ltd
Address: 57 The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4EH
Phone number: 01603 612 743
We have been providing supported housing in our Grade II listed building since 1973 and have nine good sized rooms each with their own en-suite or designated private bathroom. Our dedicated, caring and professional team of staff make the home friendly and welcoming.
Abbeyfield has complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 and is COVID-secure. Please click to find out more about our response to the pandemic.