A classic example of a Hertfordshire market town, Baldock has a fascinating history. Founded by the Knights Templar in the twelfth century on the ancient Icknield Way, at a location which had previously been settled in the Roman era and before, Baldock retains its market and annual fair, held by charter dating back to 1199 and contains a wealth of fine buildings. Through comparative views, dating from the nineteenth century to the present day, and examples of Tudor timber framing to classically-proportioned Georgian frontages, and to the Art Deco magnificence of what is now a Tesco superstore, this book takes a close look at a town which has alternately been known as a brewing centre and the location of the largest hosiery factory in the country, and has been bypassed twice in the space of forty years.
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 16th May 2013
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 15.8 x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.29