Baldock Information

Baldock now

Baldock has a population of around 10,000 and is situated within the district council area of North Hertfordshire and the county of Hertfordshire.

Predominantly a commuter town for London, it enjoys excellent communications via the A1 motorway and the railway from Kings Lynn and Cambridge which meets the main east coast line at Hitchin terminating at London Kings Cross. 

Even though it is the smallest town in North Herts district, it has many architecturally significant buildings with more listed buildings than any of the others in the district. In fact, it is among only five towns in the whole of Hertfordshire listed by the Council for British Archeology as being of national importance. Baldock almost runs into the larger Letchworth Garden City, the two lying each side of the A1 motorway.

As a relative newcomer, Letchworth does not boast Baldock's impressive architectural heritage and the the two towns, with their markedly different characters, have developed a symbiotic existence. True to its history as a coaching town and centre of the malting industry, it is still very popular with socialites and party goers. At the same time, it has its own vibrant community life and ancient and attractive shopping environment.

Baldock Arts and Heritage Group

Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre

In August 2013 the Baldock Town Hall Group finally signed a 99 year lease to take over Baldock Town Hall. 

This was a magnificent achievement which ensuress the Historic and Iconic structure in the centre of town will become an active and valued building for use to the whole community. A Charity has been set up relating to this named the Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre.

The new charity will be based in The Old Town Hall, High Street, Baldock, using the building for the benefit of people from Baldock and beyond, primarily offering space for the development and performance of the creative and performing arts, and incorporating Baldock Museum. 


Gallery 1066 Fine Art

Fantastic hidden gem on Hitchin St recently doubled in size, easily the largest and best gallery in Hertfordshire. Tel: 01462 622233, web:

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The Orange Tree tel: 01462 892341, web:

Shires Funeral Directors tel: 01462 491149, web:

Baldock Hardware tel: 01462 491188, web:

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