Baldock Bibliography – OLD BALDOCK STORIES & TALES

Armitage, H.: ‘A Baldock Romance: The Celebrated Lass.’ Parts 1 & 2. Hertfordshire Countryside (no. unknown). The story of the Maid of Blackhorse Mill.
Gerish, W.B.: ‘A Hertfordshire Robin Hood, or the story of Jack O’Legs, the Robber-Giant of Weston,’
Gerish, W.B.: ‘The “Maid of the Mill” a story of Baldock,’ 1912. The story of the Maid of Blackhorse Mill.
Leavold, J.: ‘The Maid of Baldock’, Hertfordshire Countryside (no. unknown).
Maddren, V.: ‘Who was Jack O’Legs?’ 1992. 62 pps. Examines the folklore context of the legend.


Baldock Mail, ‘Rambling Through History’ articles:
BM No. 198, p22: ‘Jack O’Legs – The Weston Giant,’ the historical background of this local legend. Brendan King
BM No. 244 p23: ‘The Lass of the Mill,’ the story of Black Horse Mill and Mary Cornwell, the 18th century ‘Beauty of Baldock.’ Brendan King

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. Brendan King

BMLHS Newsletter Articles:
‘Jack O’Legs, The Weston Giant’, Jan 2003. BK