Baldock Bibliography – CHURCH & PARISH

Andrews, H.C.: ‘The Hospital of St. Mary Magdalene, Baldock and Clothall’, East Herts Archaeological Society Transactions, VI, 1908-9.

Grey, H.J.: ‘The Church of St.Mary the Virgin, Baldock,’ c1953.

King, B.: The Hospital of St Mary Magdalene; ‘Four Millennia of Human Activity along the A505 Baldock Bypass’, East Anglian Archaeology, Report No. 128, 2009; eds. Mark Phillips, Holly Duncan and Christopher Mallows.

King, B.: ‘The Parish of the Holy Trinity and Saint Augustine of Canterbury, Baldock; One Hundred Years of History,’ 2013. 64 pps.

Laidlaw, J.: ‘Monumental Inscriptions of St. Mary’s, Baldock, Congregational Chapel & Cemetery,’ Herts Family & Population History Society,1997.


BMLHS display transcript:‘The Story of Baldock’s Churches,’ Brendan King, 2000.*

Baldock Mail, ‘Rambling Through History’ articles:

BM No. 169, p22: ‘The Leper Hospital of St. Mary Magdalene,’ the history of the first hospital from the 13th to the early 14th century. Brendan King

BM No.189, p22: ‘Fundraising, Medieval Style,’ the endowments, bequests and other revenues that built and maintained St. Mary’s Church. Brendan King

BM No. 190, p22: ‘The Brotherhood of Baldock,’ the story of the parish gild of the Holy Name of Jesus. Brendan King

BM No.192, p22: ‘The New Hospital’ the history of the second Hospital of St. Mary Magdalene from the 14th-17th centuries. Brendan King

BM No. 202, p35: ‘A Turbulent Rector,’ the Rev. Dr. Simpson and the disputes over the choir, the spire and the churchyard, 1815-1827. Brendan King

BM No. 211, p24: ‘The Bells of Baldock,’ the history and usage of the bells of St. Mary’s Church. Brendan King

BM No. 212, p21: ‘The 1913 Roman Catholic Mission to Baldock,’ Fr. Barton and the return of Catholicism. Brendan King

BM No. 214, p35: ‘The Beauty of Holiness,’ the efforts to embellish medieval St. Mary’s and the damage caused by the Protestant iconoclasts. Brendan King

BM No.236 p34: ‘Church or Chapel?’ The status of St. Mary’s Church in the Middle Ages. Brendan King

BM No. 241 p24: ‘Another Manor House in Baldock,’ the story of the ‘French Convent’ of St. Joseph’s in Letchworth Road. Brendan King

BM No.243 p24: ‘Memories of Life In St. Joseph’s (French) Convent,’ a childhood recollection from the 40s and 50s. Peter Ivaldi

Baldock & Ashwell Guide, 3rd edition, 2014: ‘The Leper Hospital of St. Mary Magdalene,’ a history of the hospital from the 13th-17th centuries. Brendan King

BMLHS Newsletter Articles:

‘Dittander- a medieval survival?’ July 1998 BK

‘Locating the site of the “New Hospital”’, July 1999 BK

‘The Leper Hospital Found’, Jan 2004. BK

‘Memento Mori’, (Baldock churchyard), Jan 2004 BK

‘A Trip up the Tower’, (19th century works on St Mary’s), July 2009. BK

‘The Church Spire’, (rebuilding in1816), Jan 2010. BK