The Moot Hall is the surviving fragment of a much larger dwelling known as the D’arcy Mansion or Master D’arcy’s Tower.
It was built around 1420 by Sir Robert D’arcy ( d1448) probably not long after his marriage in 1417 to a Maldon heiress Alice Fitzlangley (1395-1448).
D’arcy was the MP for Maldon six times, a lawyer by trade and legal advisor to the king.
It is believed to be the oldest secular decorated brick building in the country and is grade I Listed.
It now functions as a centre for the social history of Maldon, and plays host to numerous events, performances and exhibitions.