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Moot hall


Moot hall

A moot hall is a meeting or assembly building, traditionally to decide local issues.

In Anglo-Saxon England, a low ring-shaped earthwork served as a moot hill or moot mound, where the elders of the hundred would meet to take decisions. Some of these acquired permanent buildings, known as moot halls. However, many moot halls are on relatively new sites within later settlements.

The Moot Hall in Aldeburgh Suffolk
Sundial on Moot Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England.
The Moot Hill or Law Mount at Lambroughton in Ayrshire, Scotland.

See also

External links

  • Moot Hall Elstow, Bedford
  • Secklow Hundred, Milton Keynes
  • Six Hills Moot, Leicestershire
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