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Blue Plaques
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Managed By: Icon Here Blue Plaques Group
Description:
A "blue plaque" is a sign attached to a house where (maybe) someone famous once lived, or placed where a notable event took place, or attached to a building that is remarkable in another way.

Note: Please see additional updates below for some minor adjustment to the Requirements for this Category made on 12/27/2008.
Expanded Description:
Waypoints for this category are for "blue plaques" associated with local or regional organizations that manage a "blue plaque" program (so don't even think of spray-painting a "blue sign" and hanging it on your front door!)

In the United Kingdom there are several organizations that manage "Blue Plaque" programs.

And the same is true in the United States. For example, in California, the County of Santa Cruz has a Blue Plaque program:

Instructions for Posting a Blue Plaques Waymark:
To post a new waymark, please include a close up photograph of the "Blue Plaque." If applicable, also post a more distant picture of the "Blue Plaque" on its building or setting, and a description of the historical significance that is associated with the "Blue Plaque."

 

**Update 12/27/08**

* It must be mounted on the exterior wall of a building (not on a pole)
* Include the name of the managing agency.
* It must commemorate either some connection of the building or site of the building with a famous person, or the site of a famous building or event.
* It must be blue, UNLESS:- It belongs to a known and recognized series of plaques that are another color ( eg the Westminster plaques, or the stone London plaques.)

Added by Touchstone with thanks to Team Sieni for the suggestions

 

Thank you for your interest!

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Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To log an entry for a "Blue Plaque," please try to include a picture of you next to the plaque!
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Blue PlaquesFord Madox Ford - Campden Hill Road, London, UK

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This Greater London Council (GLC) blue plaque advises that the novelist, Ford Madox Ford, "lived here". The plaque is attached to a building on the north east side of Campden Hill Road in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/6/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJean Sibelius - Gloucester Walk, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque indicates that the composer, Jean Sibelius, "lived here in 1909". The plaque is attached to a building on the south east side of Gloucester Walk in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/6/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJames Joyce - Campden Grove, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque tells us that the author, James Joyce, "lived here in 1931". The plaque is attached to a building on the south east side of Campden Grove or "Campden Grave" as Joyce referred to it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/5/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesSir Charles Stanford - Holland Street, London, UK

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This London County Council (LCC) blue plaque advises that the Musician, Sir Charles Stanford, "lived here 1894 - 1916". The plaque is attached to a building at the junction of Holland Street and Hornton Street and is on the face of Holland Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/5/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesRadclyffe Hall - Holland Street, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque indicates that the novelist and poet, Radclyffe Hall, "lived here 1924 - 1929". The plaque is attached to a building on the south east side of Holland Street in west London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/4/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesEzra Pound - Kensington Church Walk, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque indicates that the poet, Ezra Pound, "lived here 1909 - 1914".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/3/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesWalter Crane - Holland Street, London, UK

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This London County Council (LCC) blue plaque indicates that the artist, Walter Crane, "lived here". The plaque is attached to a building on the south east side of Holland Street in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/3/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJames Clerk Maxwell - Palace Gardens Terrace, London, UK

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This LCC (London County Council) blue plaque to the physicist, James Clerk Maxwell, advises that he "lived here". The plaque is attached to a building on the north east side of Palace Gardens Terrace near its southern end.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/2/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesPercy Wyndham Lewis - Palace Gardens Terrace, London, UK

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This Greater London Council (GLC) blue plaque to the painter and writer, Percy Wyndham Lewis, indicates that he "lived here". The plaque is attached to a building on the south west side of Palace Gardens Terrace in west London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/1/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesSir Max Beerbohm - Palace Gardens Terrace, London, UK

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This Greater London Council (GLC) blue plaque indicates that the artist and writer, Sir Max Beerbohm, was "born here". The plaque is attached to a building on the south west side of Palace Gardens Terrace in west London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/1/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesThomas Hooker - Shire Hall, Chelmsford, UK

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This Chelmsford City Council blue plaque, to Thomas Hooker, is attached to a building on the passage running along the west side of Shire Hall just within the cathedral ground's gates.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/29/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesAnne Knight - Duke Street, Chelmsford, UK

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This Chelmsford City Council blue plaque is to a "resident of Chelmsford", Anne Knight. The plaque is attached to a building on the south west side of Duke Street close to Chelmsford railway station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/29/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesSir Arthur Charles Wellesley - Lowndes Square, London, UK

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This blue plaque to Sir Arthur Charles Wellesley, the 4th Duke of Wellington, advises that he "lived Here". The plaque is attached to a building on the north east side of Lowndes Square in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/27/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesBruce Bairnsfather - Sterling Street, London, UK

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This Greater London Council (GLC) blue plaque indicates that the cartoonist, Bruce Bairnsfather, "lived here". The plaque is attached to a building on the south west side of Sterling Street in Westminster, London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/27/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesLord Lugard - Rutland Gate, London, UK

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This Greater London Council (GLC) blue plaque indicates that Lord Lugard "lived here 1912 - 1919". The plaque is attached ro a building on the south west side of Rutland Gate in London's Knightsbridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/25/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesVictoria Clock Tower, North Rd, Ripon, N Yorks, UK

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A plaque giving some history on the Victoria Clock Tower.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/25/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesRipon Clergy College, North Rd, Ripon, N Yorks, UK

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A plaque on the wall of the former College.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/22/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesDissenter’s Graveyard, Allhallowsgate, Ripon, N Yorks, UK

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A plaque marking the site of a dissenter’s chapel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/22/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesChapel, Coltgates Hill, Ripon, N Yorks, UK

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A plaque depicting a brief history of Coltsgate Chapel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/22/2016

last visited: never

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Blue Plaques9, The Crescent, Ripon, N Yorks, UK

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A plaque on the wall of 9 The Crescent giving a link to Lewis Carroll.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/22/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJane Austen - Hans Place, London, UK

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This unacredited blue plaque, to the novelist Jane Austen, indicates that she "stayed with her brother Henry in a house on this site". The plaque is attached to a building on the west side of the entrance to Hans Place from Pont Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/21/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesCount Edward Raczynski - Lennox Gardens, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque indicates that the Polish statesman, Count Edward Raczynski, "lived here 1967 - 1993". The plaque is attached to a building on the south west side of Lennox Gardens opposite St Columba's church.

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location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/18/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesElisabeth Welch - Ovington Gardens, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque indicates that the singer, Elisabeth Welch, "lived here in Flat 1". The plaque is attached to a building on the south west side of Ovington Gardens near the junction with Brompton Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/18/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesSir Benjamin Thompson - Brompton Road, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque indicates that Sir Benjamin Thompson "inventor and adventurer lived here". The plaque is attached to a building on the north west side of Brompton Road in west London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/17/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesE F Benson - Brompton Square, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque recognises that the writer, E F Benson, "lived here". The plaque is attached to a building located on the south west side of Brompton Square in west London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/17/2016

last visited: never

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