Road Plan of Baldock
For those researching the history of their house, it can be important to understand how Baldock's road system has developed.
Firstly, there is what remains of the Roman roads; one running north to south from Huntingdon and Godmanchester through Baldock to St Albans and another from Baldock to Braughing and Colchester (now known as North Road, London Road and Clothall Road). They cross the prehistoric Icknield Way running east-west.
These are overlaid with the medieval roads (Whitehorse Street, High Street, Hitchin Street and Church Street) which were deliberately planned by the Knights Templar to give the "new town" of Baldock.
Running in parallel to the main streets were the Back Lanes that gave access to the rear of the properties (now known as The Twitchell, The Tene, Park Street, Pond Lane, Meeting House Lane and Football Close).