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A Quick Overview of Baldock
Baldock Railway station serves the Hertfordshire town of Baldock. Self-service tickets are available at the station. The town of Baldock was founded by the Knights Templar as a medieval market town in approximately 1140.
- The name is first recorded as ‘Baldac’ in the Pipe Rolls of Herfordshire in 1168, and the theory is that the origin of the name is derived from the old French name for Baghdad which was first recorded as ‘Baldac’ and later as ‘Baudac’.
- There are other theories which include the old English for ‘bald oak’.
- There are a number of museums in Baldock, including the Baldock museum.