Road Plan of Baldock
Then, fanning out from the centre, are a network of tracks and roads to the nearby villages. These often took a more direct route than today and some have been relegated to the status of footpaths or disappeared completely.
Most recent is the building of the railway (in 1850), the A1 and A505 bypasses and the myriad of smaller roads on what were often gardens or pastures within the town.
The tithe map for Baldock, produced in 1850, is the first detailed map. It is available at Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies (HALS) in Hertford.
Subsequently, the Ordnance Survey maps are most useful.