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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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Image for Bexleyheath Coronation Memorial Clock Tower - Broadway, Bexleyheath, London, UKview gallery
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Blue PlaquesBexleyheath Coronation Memorial Clock Tower - Broadway, Bexleyheath, London, UK

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This green plaque was placed by the Bexley Historical Society to mark the centenary of the Bexleyheath Coronation Memorial Clock Tower. The plaque is attached to the clock tower and the centenary took place in 2012.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/31/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJuan Pablo Viscardo Y Guzman - Marylebone Road, London, UK

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This plaque is to advise that the essayist Juan Pablo Viscardo Y Guzman "lived and died here". It was erected by the City of Westminster and is attached to a building on the north west side of Marylebone Road at the junction with Baker Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesMichael Powell and Emeric Pressburger - Gloucester Place, London, UK

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This blue plaque indicates that film-makers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger "worked here". The plaque, erected by English Heritage is attached to Dorset House that is located on the north east side of Gloucester Place close to Marylebone Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/29/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJacqueline du Pre - Upper Montagu Street, London, UK

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This blue plaque to indicate that the cellist Jacqueline du Pre "lived here" is mounted on the wall of a basement flat on the south west side of Upper Montagu Street in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/29/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesSir Gerald Kelly - Gloucester Place, London, UK

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This blue plaque indicates that the portrait painter, Sir Gerald Kelly, "lived here". The plaque, erected by English Heritage, is attached to a building on the south west side of Gloucester Place in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/29/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesTony Ray-Jones - Gloucester Place, London, UK

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This green plaque advises that Tony Ray-Jones, a photographer, "lived and worked here". The plaque, placed by Westminster City Council, is attached to a building on the north east side of Gloucester Place.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/29/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesWilliam Pitt the Younger - Baker Street, London, UK

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This blue plaque indicates that William Pitt the Younger "lived here". The plaque is attached to a building on the north east side of Baker Street and was erected by the London County Council (LCC).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/28/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesDr Grantly Dick-Read - Harley Street, London, UK

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This green plaque, to denote that Dr Grantley Dick-Read "practised here", was erected by Westminster City Council on a building on the south west side of Harley Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/27/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesQueen's College - Harley Street, London, UK

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This green plaque, advising Queen's College was founded in 1848, is attached to a building on the south west side of Harley Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/27/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesKarl Ghattas - Harley Street, London, UK

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This blue plaque, to mark that Karl Ghattas "philosopher, surgeon, painter & poet lived here", is attached to a building on the south west side of London's Harley Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/27/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesSir Stewart Duke-Elder - Harley Street, London, UK

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This blue plaque, erected by English Heritage, indicates that Sir Stewart Duke-Elder, an ophthalmologist, "lived and worked here". The plaque is attached to a building on the south west side of Harley Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/26/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesSir Charles Lyell and William Gladstone - Harley Street, London, UK

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This London County Council (LCC) blue plaque indicates that Sir Charles Lyell and W E Gladstone lived "in a house on this site". The plaque is attached to a building on the south west side of Harley Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/26/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesArthur Conan-Doyle - Upper Wimpole Street, London, UK

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This green plaque, erected by Westminster City Council, advises that the author, Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, "worked and wrote here". The plaque is attached to a building on the north east side of Upper Wimpole Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/26/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesEthel Gordon Fenwick - Upper Wimpole Street, London, UK

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This blue plaque, to mark that Ethel Gordon Fenwick "lived here" , was placed by English Heritage and is attached to a building on the south west side of Upper Wimpole Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/26/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesSir John Milsom Rees - Upper Wimpole Street, London, UK

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This green plaque, to the surgeon Sir John Milsom Rees, was erected by the City of Westminster on a building on the south west side of Upper Wimple Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/26/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJohn Richard Green - Beaumont Street, London, UK

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This blue plaque, to the historian John Richard Green, was placed by the London County Council (LCC) and is attached to a building on the north east side of Beaumont Street in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/26/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesEvelyn Baring - Wimpole Street, London, UK

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This blue plaque, placed by English Heritage, advises that Evelyn Baring "lived and died here".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/26/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesHenry Hallam - Wimpole Street, London, UK

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This London County Council (LCC) blue plaque, that denotes that the historian Henry Hallam "lived here", is attached to a building on the south west side of Wimpole Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/25/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesSir Frederick Treves - Wimpole Street, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque, to mark that the surgeon Sir Frederick Treves "lived here", is mounted on a building on the north east side of Wimpole Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/25/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesSamuel Taylor Coleridge - Berners Street, London, UK

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This London County Council (LCC) blue plaque indicates that the poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "lived in a house on this site". The plaque is attached to a building on the south west side of Berners Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/25/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJames Barry - Eastcastle Street, London, UK

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This City of Westminster green plaque, that marks the "site of the last home" of the Irish artist James Barry, is attached to a building on the north west side of Eastcastle Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/25/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJoseph Nollekens - Mortimer Street, London, UK

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This London County Council (LCC) blue plaque, to the sculptor Joseph Nollekens, indicates that he "lived and died in a house on this site". The plaque is attached to a building on the north west side of Mortimer Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/25/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesOlaudah Equiano - Riding House Street, London, UK

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This City of Westminster green plaque, to Olaudah Equiano, is attached to a building on the north west side of Riding House Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/24/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesCarl Maria von Weber - Great Portland Street, London, UK

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This blue plaque was placed by the Society of Musicians to mark the location where Carl Maria von Weber died in 1826.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/24/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesHenry Fuseli - Foley Street, London, UK

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This London County Council (LCC) blue plaque, to denote that the artist Henry Fuseli "lived here", is attached to a building on the south east side of Foley Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/24/2015

last visited: never

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