Baldock Bibliography – MEDIEVAL AND TUDOR TOWN

Crellin,V.: ‘Baldock’s Middle Ages,’ 1995. 120pps. The medieval parish records of Baldock which are printed and transcribed together with a general history.

Crellin,V.: ‘A Market Town in Tudor Times,’ 1996. 164pps. The sequel to ‘Baldock’s Middle Ages’ including transcriptions of the Tudor parish records and other documents.

Palmer, A. (Ed.) ‘Tudor churchwardens’ accounts’ 1985. 216pp Hertfordshire Record Publications. Five parishes including Baldock


‘A Short History of the Knights Templar and the Foundation of Baldock,’ Vivian Crellin. BMLHS

BMLHS display transcript: ‘Baldock in the Middle Ages,’ Brendan King, 2004.* Baldock Mail, ‘Rambling Through History’ articles:

BM No. 204, p24: ‘Baldock’s Most Famous Son,’ the story of Robert de Baldock, chancellor to Edward II; (but see also BLHMS Newsletter, Jan. 2012.) Brendan King

BM No. 221 p27: ‘Earl Gilbert’s Gift,’ the evidence for the foundation of Baldock by the Knights Templar in the 12th century. Brendan King

BM No. 222 p21: ‘The Burgum de Baudac,’ the seigniorial borough of Baldock during the 12th –14th centuries. Brendan King

BM No. 231 p25: ‘What Came Before Baldock?’ A look at some of the theories about the situation before the Templars founded the new town. Brendan King

BM No. 232 p25: ‘What Came before Baldock? Part 2,’ the possibility of a minster church at Weston. Brendan King

BM No. 233 p25: ‘Odd Pots and Foreigners: Baldock’s ‘Missing’ Centuries, Part 1,’ evidence for local Britons and Saxons after the Roman period. Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews

BM No. 234 p25: ‘Odd Pots and Foreigners: Baldock’s ‘Missing’ Centuries, Part 2,’ The Saxon and Norman periods. Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews

Baldock & Ashwell Guide, 5th edition, 2016: ‘Jack O’ Legs, The Weston Giant,‘ the history behind this medieval outlaw legend of a local Robin Hood executed on Baldock Gibbet. BK

(For other articles on this subject see Old Baldock Stories and Tales section.)

BMLHS Newsletter Articles: ‘Rubbish or Treasure’ (the medieval Swan Badge found at Weston), July 2008. BK

‘Robert de Baldock’, Edward II’s Chancellor. The link with the Catel family. Jan 2012. BK

‘Historical Snippet’, a 1402 case of treason in King’s Bench, July 2015 BK

‘The Michael Salisbury Archive,’ description of an extensive collection of document copies and transcripts covering 13th century northern Hertfordshire. Jan. 2018 BK

(For the Leper Hospital see ‘Church & Parish’ section)