Baldock Bibliography – General

Andrews, H. C.: ‘Remarks on the Place-Name of Baldock’, East Herts Archaeological Society Transactions, XI, 1945.

Chauncy, H. : ‘The Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire,’ 1700. With section on Baldock.

Clutterbuck, R.: ‘The History and Antiquities of the County of Hertfordshire,’ 1815 -1827. With section on Baldock.

Cussans, J.E.: The History of Hertfordshire,’ 1874-8. Section on Baldock

Evans, G.L.: ‘Baldock or Baghdad?’ Hertfordshire Past & Present, No 8, 1968.

Joliffe, G. And Jones, A. ‘Hertfordshire inns and public houses’. 1995 177pp

Havercroft, J.: ‘How you can Discover Baldock’s Past,’, 1998. A guide to the sources. BMLHS

Madgin, H.: ‘Baldock Through Time,’ 2013. 96pps. A ‘then and now’ book of old photographs with the present scene printed below.

Rider, J.S.: ‘Baldock, Some of its Knights and Days,’ 1977. 32pps. Selection of histories, anecdotes and legends of Baldock .

Rider, J.S.: ‘Baldock, More of its Knights and Days,’ 1982. 52 pps. an expanded and improved edition of the above.

Rutherford Davies, K.: ‘The Origins of Baldock and its name’, Herts Past, No 12, 1

Salmon, N: ‘The History of Hertfordshire,’ 1728. Includes section on Baldock and first description of the Jack O’Legs legend.

Thompson, I.: ‘Baldock: Extensive Urban Survey Project Assessment Report,’ 2002.

‘Victoria County History of the Counties of England; A History of Hertfordshire,’ 1912. Invaluable introduction to sources available from The National and Diocesan Archives for Baldock and neighbourhood with excellent index.

Whitaker, A. ‘Brewers in Hertfordshire. A historical gazetteer.’ 2006 304pp Includes Baldock

Wilson, C.: ‘Hertfordshire Militia Lists, Baldock,’ Herts Family & Population History Society, 1993.

Wright, E. : ‘A Hertfordshire family 1555-1923’. 1997 254pp. John Harmer of Baldock in 16th-17th centuries and his relations.


Baldock & Ashwell Guide, 1st edition, 2012: ‘Baldock, Past and Present,’ a short history of the town since its foundation in the 12th century. Brendan King

BMLHS displaytranscript:‘A Snapshot of Baldock in 1881,’ Jane Havercroft, 2001.

BMLHS Newsletter Articles:

‘Baldock’s Manorial Records’ Jan 2002 BK

‘Historical snippet’, (death of Baldock man and his son in the Princess Alice disaster on the Thames in 1878), Jan 2007 BK

‘The Oldest Shop in Baldock?’ (3 High Street) , Jan 2008. BK

‘Did You Know’ (the origin of Pepper Alley), Jan 2009. BK ‘A Museum Proposal in 1926’, July 2012. BK

‘The Meaning of the Name of Baldock’, Jan 2015. BK