Moot Hall

The first floor has a well preserved 1810 court room, with its original gas light fittings in place (converted to electric), Georgian windows and period art work. This room is perfect for historical court room scenes and retains it dock, witness stand, magistrate's bench and box pew style clerk's and lawyer's benches. Off to the side is the jury room with 17th century paneled walls. To the front of the building on this floor is a railed portico balcony accessible from the court room.

On the second floor there is the council chamber, accessed from a narrow winding stair. This is an imposing room, with fine 19th century council table, 16th century alderman's table and 18th century chinoiserie long case clock. On the walls are the borough charters, a good painting of Queen Anne and heraldic casements. The room also has pine wainscoting. To the side is the paneled muniment room with brick inglenook fireplace. The narrow turret staircase gives access to the flat roof and 360 degree views of the River Blackwater and surrounding countryside.

The Moot Hall has only been used in filming once before for a very short scene in the court room. This was not a big production and so it is an undiscovered gem of a location.

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A recce for the Moot Hall please contact:

Julie Miller
Business Development Manager & Trustee
Friends of the Moot Hall Trust
Tel: 07711 985540

The Moot Hall, High Street
Maldon, Essex CM9 5PF

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