HALMOTE. The name of a court among the Saxons. It had civil and criminal jurisdiction.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Varie recepte (various receipts) included receipts from more distant lands administered by a proctor, such as those in Scotland and Norham; profits from the halmote and free courts; and sales of wool, corn, livestock, and wood.
Lists of individually itemized arrears, including arrears ordered by township for halmote court and rental arrears, survive from several years as do schedules itemizing the arrears actually received.
It is a building in keeping with its location, as the village was the administration centre for the area where Halmote Courts were held which gave rulings on minor crimes, disputes and land transactions.