History of Baldock:
Roman Baldock (2)
The people were Romano-British, that is the descendants of the native British inhabitants who had lived here before the Roman invasion but who had adopted many Roman ways. They lived in wooden houses similar to those of the Iron Age although some were underpinned by substantial flint and mortar foundations.
The Roman legions withdrew around 400 A.D. and Baldock seems to have decayed away slowly so that wells became disused and scrub and small trees re-established themselves where the town had been. Villages grew up nearby at Wallington, Weston, Willian, Letchworth, Norton, Stotfold, Radwell, Bygrave, Ashwell and Clothall.
For some reason, there were probably no more than a few individuals at Baldock and certainly no town or village so that in 1086, when the Domesday book was written, there was nothing to record for Baldock; it was just an outlying part of Weston manor.