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Moyses Hall (Bury St. Edmunds)

Moyses Hall is a stone built Norman house in the Suffolk market town of Bury St. Edmunds.

It stands in the Market Square, always busy but particularly so on Market Days.

Moyse's Hall is a domestic house, and dates back to the 12th century.

It has always been assumed, especially in view of its name, that the owner of the house was Jewish, as in the similar buildings at Lincoln and Norwich.

In fact, there is no real evidence of this, but the only people likely to be able to afford such a house were the Jewish moneylenders.

Moyses Hall contains an undercroft, above which is a hall and solar.

Over the years, it has functioned as a workhouse, a police station, a gaol and even a railway parcels office.

Today, Moyses Hall is a splendid museum of the history of Bury St. Edmunds.

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