Building record MDR15259 - Moot Hall (site of), Market Place, Wirksworth

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Full Description

The Moot Hall was built by Joseph Pickford in 1773 and demolished in 1814. (1) The plaque reliefs on the front were made of Hopton-Wood stone. (2) The Hall was built in 1773 in Wirksworth marketplace to house the Barmote Court, enforcing lead laws. However, noisy behaviour by the miners cause it to be demolished in 1814 and the new Hall to be built in Chapel Lane (see SMR 28397). The plaque reliefs were moved to the new Hall. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Article in serial: Saunders, E. 1978. 'Moot Hall, Wirksworth', Derbyshire Life and Countryside.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Quarry and Roadmaking. 1931. 'The Hopton-Wood Stone Quarries', Quarry and Roadmaking.
  • <3> *Internet Web Site: Palmer, J. 2006. The Moot Hall, Wirksworth.



Grid reference SK 2865 5400 (point)

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Record last edited

Dec 14 2017 4:30PM

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