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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 PlaquesThe Town Bridge - Thetford, Norfolk

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A green plaque on the Town Bridge, Thetford.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/19/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesSt Mary the Less - Thetford, Norfolk

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A green plaque on the perimeter wall of St Mary the Less church, Thetford.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/19/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesSir David Low - Heath Street, Hampstead, London, UK

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This plaque, erected by the Heath and Hampstead Society indicates that the cartoonist, Sir David Low, "had his studio here 1929 - 1940". The plaque is attached to a building on the west side of Heath Street at the junction with Church Row.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/17/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesThomas Park - Church Row, Hampstead, London, UK

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This brown plaque, erected by the Hampstead Antiquarian and Historical Society, indicates that the writer, Thomas Park and his son, John James Park both "lived here". The plaque is attached to a building on the south side of Church Row in Hampstead.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/16/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesAlastair Sim - Frognal Gardens, Hampstead, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque shows that the actor, Alastair Sim, "lived here 1953 - 1975". The plaque is attached to a building on the east side of Frognal Gardens in Hampstead, London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/16/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesSir Walter Besant - Frognal, Hampstead, London, UK

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This blue plaque shows that the author and antiquarian lived from "1836 - 1901" and it is assumed that, at some time, he lived in the building to which it is attached. The plaque is attached to a building on the east side of Frognal in Hampstead.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/16/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesTamara Karsavina - Frognal, Hampstead, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque shows that the ballerina, Tamara Karsavina, "lived here". The plaque is attached to a building on the south east side of Frognal in Hampstead, London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/15/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesCharles de Gaulle - Frognal, Hampstead, London, UK

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This black plaque, erected by the Hampstead Plaque Fund, advises that Charles de Gaulle "lived in this house" during the Second World War. The house is attached to a building on the north west side of Frognal in the London suburb of Hampstead.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/15/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesE V Knox - Frognal, Hampstead, London, UK

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This brown plaque indicates that the poet and essayist, E V Knox known as Evoe, "lived here from 1945 until his death in 1971". The plaque is attached to the north face of a building on the east side of Frognal in Hampstead.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/15/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJoanna Baillie - Windmill Hill, Hampstead, London, UK

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This brown plaque, erected by the Society of Arts indicates that the poet and dramatist, Joanna Baillie, "lived in this house for nearly 50 years". The plaque is attached to Bolton House on the north side of Windmill Hill in Hampstead.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/15/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesGeorge Romney - Holly Bush Hill, Hampstead, London, UK

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This LCC (London County Council) blue plaque indicates that the painter, George Romney, "lived here". The plaque is attached to a building on the east side of Holly Bush Hill opposite the junction with Frognal Rise.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/15/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesAir Crash Memorial Plaques, High St, Great Ouseburn, N Yorks, UK

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Two plaques in Russian and English dedicated to the victims of a 1942 air crash.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/11/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesSir Henry Dale - Mount Vernon, Hampstead, London, UK

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This Greater London Council (GLC) blue plaque advises that the physiologist, Sir Henry Dale, "lived here". The plaque is attached to a high, garden wall on the north west side of Mount Vernon in Hampstead.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/10/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesDerek Hill - Holly Hill, Hampstead, London, UK

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This brown plaque indicates that the painter, Derek Hill, "lived here 1947 - 2000". The plaque is attached to a building on the north east side of Holly Hill in Hampstead.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/9/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesRobert Polhill Bevan - Adamson Road, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque advises that Robert Polhill Bevan, the "Camden Town Group Painter", "lived here 1900 - 1925". The plaque is attached to a building located on the south east side of Adamson Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/9/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesDame Clara Butt - Harley Road, London, UK

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This Greater London Council (GLC) blue plaque advises that the singer, Dame Clara Butt, "lived here 1901 - 1929". The plaque is attached to a building on the north east side of Harley Road in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/9/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesPhilip A de Laszlo - Fitzjohn's Avenue, London, UK

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This blue plaque indicates that the portrait painter, Philip A de Laszlo, "from 1921 to 1937 here lived and in his adjoining studio worked". The plaque is attached to a building on the west side of Fitzjohn's Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/9/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesCecil Sharp - Maresfield Gardens, London, UK

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This Greater London Council blue plaque indicates that Cecil Sharp, a "Collector of English Folk Songs and Dances", "lived here". The plaque is attached to a building on the east side of Maresfield Gardens.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/8/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesHerbert Henry Asquith - Maresfield Gardens, London, UK

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This black, elliptical plaque erected by the Hampstead Plaque Fund shows that Herbert Henry Asquith, a former Prime Minister, "lived here". The plaque is attached to a building on the west side of Maresfield Gardens opposite the Freud Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/8/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesAnna Freud - Maresfield Gardens, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque indicates that Anna Freud "lived here 1938 - 1982". The plaque is attached to a building on the east side of Maresfield Gardens that houses the Freud Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/8/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesSigmund Freud - Maresfield Gardens, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque indicates that Sigmund Freud "lived here 1938 - 1939". The plaque is attached to a building on the east side of Maresfield Gardens that houses the Freud Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/8/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesSidney and Beatrice Webb - Netherhall Gardens, London, UK

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This Greater London Council (GLC) blue plaque indicates that political reformers, Sidney and Beatrice Webb, "lived here". The plaque is attached to a building on the east side of Netherhall Gardens.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/8/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesSir John Everett Millais - Palace Gate, London, UK

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This London County Council (LCC) blue plaque indicates that the artist, John Everett Millais, "lived and died here". The plaque is attached to a building on the east side of Palace Gate.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/8/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesNorwegian Government in Exile - Prince's Gate, London, UK

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This City of Westminster green plaque indicates that the building, to which it is attached, was "Headquarters of the Norwegian Government-in-Exile located here 1940 - 1945". The building, on the south side of Prince's Gate is Kensington House North.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/8/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesQueen - Prince Consort Road, London, UK

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This PRS for Music blaque plaque indicates that Queen made their "first public performance in London here 18July 1970". The plaque, that was initially within Imperial College London is now on the building's south face in Prince Consort Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/8/2017

last visited: never

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