A moot hall is a meeting or assembly building, traditionally to decide local issues.[1]

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.[2]

Surviving moot halls include:

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  1. ^ Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary. G. & C. Merriam. 1913.
  2. ^ The Columbian Cyclopedia. Vol. 20. 1897.