Moot hall

Enlarge Godalming (hundred) Moot hill
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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 motto translates as "I count only the sunny hours".

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