Keys to the Past

The Moot Hall, Embleton (Embleton)

Moot Hall, Embleton. Photo Northumberland County Council, 1970.
Moot Hall, Embleton. Photo Northumberland County Council, 1970.

A moot hall is documented in medieval times at Embleton. It is thought to have been the meeting place of a manorial court known as the 'King's Court'. Searches of the village for a likely building connected with the court revealed 16th century features in a building known as the Old Hall in the 1960s. This building has since been renamed Moot Hall in recognition of its likely connection with the court. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N5838
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of Embleton


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