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Description: The Moot Hall
Date Listed: 31 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 236972
OS Grid Reference: NU2303022609
OS Grid Coordinates: 423030, 622609
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4967, -1.6370
NU 2322 EMBLETON STATION ROAD
14/82 The Moot Hall
31.12.69 (formerly listed
as The Old Hall)
House and outbuildings. House C17 or earlier, remodelled in later C18 and
extended in early C19; outbuildings probably early C19. House rendered and
cream-washed; cut dressings. Outbuildings whinstone rubble. C20 pantile
roofs with older brick stacks. House T-plan, with outbuildings attached to
north-east corner of rear wing and additional early C19 north-west wing.
South elevation 2 storeys, 3 bays. Central C20 door and gabled wood doorcase;
12-pane sash windows with slightly-projecting sills; upper windows have thick
glazing bars. Raised gable coping with end stacks. Left return shows C20
glazed conservatory; its right end wall is 1 metre thick and is said to be
part of a former parish oven. Set back left north-west wing; beyond it, the
end of earlier rear wing holds a chamfered ground-floor window which is the
end-light of a mullioned window partly covered by the C19 wing.
Right return; Gable end of front block shows small square chamfered light on
ground floor; set-back right 2-bay rear wing with two 12-pane sashes, and
renewed 4-light mullioned window on 1st floor; far right projecting outbuilding
with 12-pane sash and 4-pane casement.
Interior: Chamfered doorway, from C19 wing into original rear wing, holds a
2-panel door with beaded panels; one similar door upstairs. East bedroom
fireplace has flat 4-centred chamfered surround, west bedroom fireplace C18
Historical Notes: The Moot Hall at Embleton, the building in which the king's
court sat, is mentioned in several ancient documents. Accounts survive for
its remodelling in 1586 (Northumberland County History, II (1895) p.39-41).
Listing NGR: NU2303022609
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Source: English Heritage
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