Baldock Sights - Part 1

Baldock Sights

Baldock Sights - Part 1

Baldock, England SG7 6AR, United Kingdom

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This is the first short walk in the Baldock Sights Series.

Baldock is a historic market town in North Hertfordshire, England, it was once a centre for malting and a regional brewing centre. It maintained a large number of pubs throughout the 20th century. In fact, the 1881 census shows that Baldock was home to 30 drinking establishments, which is impressive considering the town’s population at the time was just 1900.

This series of tours will take you to the sites of all the known pubs, hotels and drinking establishments of Baldock, many of which are now closed with little evidence remaining of their existence.

The walks start and finish at the BAHC (Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre), which is run by a group of local volunteers, more information about Baldock local history can be found there.


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What You'll See on the Tour

1
Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre

Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre The Arts and Heritage Centre showcases professional arts and drama as well as local amateur talent, including young bands, theatre groups, and concerts.  It also contains a Gallery and coffee shop www.BAHC.... Read more
2
Simpson's Brewery (Closed)

Simpson's Brewery, Baldock, demolished 1968 Baldock Brewery was founded in 1730. In 1853 Joseph & Thomas Simpson bought the brewery in 1853. It was first registered as Simpson’s Brewery Ltd in 1935 and sold to Greene King in 1954. Th... Read more
3
Three Horseshoes (Closed)

The Three Horseshoes closed in 1911 and is now the site of a barbers and nail bar, the passageway through to Bakers Close is still there.
4
The Cock Pub

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5
The Boot

The Boot as you see it today was built in the 1920s near the location of the former building which was much smaller and stood in line with a row of small cottages. All the older buildings have now been demolished.      ...
6
The Arrow Beershop (Closed)

Between the Boot and Pinnocks Lane, in the mid-nineteenth century, were four cottages, the Arrow beershop then five more cottages.
7
The Beehive / The Swan (closed)

The Beehive was a pub that formerly stood on the corner of Pinnocks Lane on the High Street. Open for buisness as the Swan in, it is assumed, the 19th Century, and closed as licensed premises sometime at the beginning of the 20th Century... Read more
8
The Hen & Chickens

The building you see today was built in the 1930s on the site of the former Hen and Chickens pub which was built about 1860 
9
The Crown & Anchor (Closed)

In the 1800's, perhaps even before, the Crown and Anchor stood around the site of the current Catholic Church on the London Road/ High Street roundabout. The pub is the building on the right in both photos. The Crown and Anchor was sometim... Read more
10
George IV

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11
The White Lion

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12
Angel Inn (Closed)

The Angel Inn stood on the site of Brown and Gammons, the adjoining building is still there.
13
The Goldcrest Inn (Closed)

The front of the building dates from the early 1700's when it was a private house. It didn't become an inn until the 1970's when it was sold to Bass who converted it into a pub and restaurant. In 2013 it was sold with planning permission ... Read more
14
BAHC - End of walk

Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre The Arts and Heritage Centre showcases professional arts and drama as well as local amateur talent, including young bands, theatre groups, and concerts.  It also contains a Gallery and coffee shop www.BAHC.... Read more

 

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