The Moot Hall, Maldon, Essex, England
Newel Staircase in the Moot Hall
Built about 1425 this medieval brick staircase is preserved in its original state but soon after it was built it was bricked up to stop prisoners escaping from the court room and so has remained unused until it was rediscovered recently.
A 'newel' staircase is one which is constructed around a central newel post i.e a spiral starcase.
Looking up the Newell Stairwell in the Moot Hall.
It looks in such good condition that one could imagine that it has just been built.
There is a small charge for a conducted tour around the Moot Hall and it is worth it for the staircase alone.