What is the Heritage Triangle?
The Heritage Triangle is the traditional centre of Diss. Formed by St Nicholas Street, Market Hill and Market Place, it is bounded by the Corn Hall in the west, St Mary’s Church in the east with Diss Museum and Market to the south. Today its period buildings include many diverse and independent shops and businesses.
The £3.4m Heritage Triangle regeneration project, largely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and town, district and county councils was led by the Diss Heritage Partnership, a partnership between The Diss Corn Hall Trust, Diss Town Council and Diss Museum.
The 1850s Corn Hall has been restored to its former glory and transformed into a regional Arts and Heritage Centre. Redesigned Triangle streets allow for easy pedestrian access and display signage to help inform visitors. A new Mere Boardwalk and Gardens will provide an alternative route into the Triangle from Mere Street and Kings Head Yard.
The wider local community is central to the project. Local shops, businesses and Diss Museum all contribute to its continuing development. With Garfield Weston and The Big Give’s help, £125,000 was raised locally and a team of over 100 volunteers continue to play a role in the success and growth of its community role.
What is the Diss Heritage Triangle Trust?
A charitable incorporated organisation, been established to succeed the Diss Heritage Partnership, to care for the infrastructure, promote the Triangle & its businesses and work with the Corn Hall and events teams to deliver the heritage activities and engagement. Its members are the traders, landlords, the Council, the Corn Hall and the Museum.