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About Baldock

Baldock is a market town located in an area showing evidence of human settlements dating back to pre-Roman times. It is located in North Hertfordshire, just off junctions 9/10 of the A1(M) motorway. There is only one Baldock in the United Kingdom, so it is easy to locate on any map.

Church Street (courtesy of Alan Fleck)
Baldock has many places of interest to visit and is a
typical English Market Town. May 2009 saw the completion of a £3.2 million project to enhance the town centre to what we have today. The project was successful in winning the Horticultural Landscape and Amenity Award 2009 under the category of Best Commercial Project.

Baldock Town Hall
The town itself is worth visiting just to walk around and view the many Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian buildings, the 17th Century Almshouses, 12th Century church, museum and Victorian Town Hall.

The Baldock Society has a large collection of historic photographs of Baldock, along with more recent photographs of the 'enhanced' town centre.

Baldock is an active market town and there is always something going on. Below is a selection of events:
Baldock Street Fair

  • Baldock Society meetings in the Community Centre once or twice a year.
  • Talks on local subjects from the Baldock Museum and Local History Society.
  • Baldock Museum open 11.00am-1.30pm Wednesday and 2-4pm Sundays.
  • Market day, every Wednesday in the High Street.
  • Annual Charter Fair in October.
  • Baldock Festival in May each year including a Medieval Street Fair.
  • Floral Society Show every year.