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Moot Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Elstow, Bedford

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Latitude: 52.116 / 52°6'57"N

Longitude: -0.469 / 0°28'8"W

OS Eastings: 504929

OS Northings: 247518

OS Grid: TL049475

Mapcode National: GBR G2C.889

Mapcode Global: VHFQF.T2FP

Plus Code: 9C4X4G8J+CC

Entry Name: Moot Hall

Listing Date: 13 July 1964

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1136906

English Heritage Legacy ID: 36702

Also known as: Moot Hall Museum
Elstow Moot Hall
The Moot Hall

ID on this website: 101136906

Location: The Green, South End, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42

County: Bedford

Civil Parish: Elstow

Built-Up Area: Bedford

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Elstow

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

Tagged with: House Market hall Historic house museum Local authority museum

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8/65 Moot Hall

Moot Hall. Circa 1500, with slightly later additional bay. Timber-framed with
red brick infilling. Clay tile roof. Original structure of 4-bay plan, with
one bay added to E gable end. 2-storeys. To N, W and S elevations first floor
is jettied, with brackets, exposed corbels and dragon beams to corners. N
elevation: to the ground floor the 3 westernmost bays each have a 4-centred
doorway with some carving to spandrels and a 2-light casement. Each of these
3 bays originally contained a shop. The 2 eastern bays each have a single-
light casement. First floor has 5 single-light casements, one to each bay.
Windows (all with diamond leading) and doors are C20 replacements. Sprocketed
eaves. S elevation almost identical. E gable end has substantial 2-stage
external chimney stack in red brick. Interior: original block has hall to
first floor, roof with arched-braced tie beams, collars and struts. Scheduled
Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: TL0492947518

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