The Moot Hall Maldon

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In a prominent position on the High Street, this imposing building with its flower bedecked balcony and striking belltower is easy to find. The building began over 600 years ago as the family manor house of Sir Robert D’Arcy, a powerful figure in his day.

However, when the building passed out of the family it soon became derelict. Bought by the Corporation of Maldon in 1576 for the princely sum of £55, it has remained a seat of local government to this day, incorporating a jail and courtroom. The name ‘Moot’ derives from the Saxon word meaning ‘place of assembly’

Tours of the building are led by enthusiastic guides:- see the prisoners’ names scratched on the brick walls in the exercise yard, hear the story of the Maldon murder in the courtroom, and climb the unique brick spiral staircase to the top of the tower. From here you can enjoy far-reaching views of the townscape and estuary.

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We are a venue licenced to conduct civil ceremonies and more information can be obtained from our website or by email to married@themoothall.co.uk.

Access is difficult. Steep and winding stairs not suitable for wheelchairs.

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Guided tours
Adults: £5.00 Concessions: £4.00 (over 65) Children: £3.00 (5-16 under 5 free)

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Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Children

  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks available for visitors
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Online booking only

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

Groups

  • Guided tours for groups

Property Facilities

  • Guided tours mandatory
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By car: Nearest carpark White Horse Lane CM9 5QP By public transport: Accessible by Public Transport.

Moot Hall

Type:Historic House

High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PF

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Tel01621 851553

Opening Times

* 11.00am and 12.30pm by guided tour every Thursday, Friday and Saturday March to end October. Other time by appointment and advanced booking

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