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Blue Plaques
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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.

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Blue PlaquesThe Bourne School - Berkhamstead

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The Bourne School now (223 High Street, Britannia Building Society). Founded in 1737 by London merchant Thomas Bourne, this was only the second school since Dean Incent founded the grammar school (Berkhamsted School) nearly two centuries previously.

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location: United Kingdom

date approved: 11/15/2009

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesThe Monks House - Berkhamstead, Herts.

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A 16th Century House now a cafe and hotel.

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location: United Kingdom

date approved: 12/3/2009

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Blue PlaquesEarly Victorian Bakery -Berkhamstead - Herts

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Early Victorian Bakery with fine ornamental brick and iron-work. this is almost opposite the Almshouses, in the High Street.

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location: United Kingdom

date approved: 11/15/2009

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Blue PlaquesBerkhampstead Castle- Herts.UK

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A blue plaque at the entrance to the castle ruins. co ords are for entrance.

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location: United Kingdom

date approved: 3/23/2008

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesThe Sayer Almshouses - Berkhamstead

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The Sayer Almshouses speak for themselves in the proclamation on the front 'The Gift of John Sayer 1684'. Chief Cook to King Charles II he was a very wealthy man and a great benefactor to the town. His tomb chest is one of the more prominent monuments in St Peter's church.

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location: United Kingdom

date approved: 11/15/2009

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Blue PlaquesCowper School - Berkhamstead - Herts

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William Cowper's School was the middle house of three which have been made into a single shop and dates back to the early eighteenth century. The blue plaque is above the shop frontage that shows this was the Cowper School in the past.

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location: United Kingdom

date approved: 11/7/2009

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesThe Town Hall 1859 - Berkhamstead - Herts

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The Town Hall (built in 1859) is once more a central focus in community life, thanks to much hard work by many volunteers and the ably managed Town Hall Trust around which directly,this Victorian building flourishes.

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location: United Kingdom

date approved: 11/8/2009

last visited: 4/1/2012

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Blue PlaquesThe Bridewell- Berkhamstead- Herts

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The Police Station does not have any architectural merit, save the facility to widen the pedestrian area at the traffic-light controlled cross-roads, by cutting into the ground floor and supporting the floors above on a corner pillar. However, there has been a police station on this site since 1764.

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location: United Kingdom

date approved: 11/15/2009

last visited: 4/1/2012

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Blue PlaquesSite of ancient market square - Berkhamstead

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The Market Square was the town's ancient trading centre, built on stilts (20 huge oak posts) [Hastie] in typical sixteenth century style, the floor above housing the corn for sale, and providing some shelter underneath for other stall holders.

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location: United Kingdom

date approved: 11/15/2009

last visited: 4/1/2012

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Blue PlaquesThe Swan- 16th C coaching Inn - High Street - Berkhamstead, Hert's

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The Swan. Originally a sixteenth century coaching it is now run by a charity providing sheltered accommodation for young people and provides a nonalcoholic meeting place for young people generally. It is one of three centuries-old coaching inns.

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location: United Kingdom

date approved: 11/8/2009

last visited: 4/1/2012

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Blue PlaquesThe Kings Arms- Berkhamstead - Herts

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The King's Arms is an eighteenth century inn and became the principal inn of the town. It's capacity to stable up to forty horses was of great economic significance when it was customary to change one horse of a team of four every ten miles.

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location: United Kingdom

date approved: 11/8/2009

last visited: 4/1/2012

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Blue PlaquesGrab all Row - Berkhamstead

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'Grab-All Row' was the name given to the row of shops between the Market House and St Peter's church they were built in the old market square. There is still a vine growing up the front of one of the buildings.

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location: United Kingdom

date approved: 11/15/2009

last visited: 4/1/2012

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Blue PlaquesBerkhamstead School - Herts

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Berkhamsted (Collegiate) School. Founded in 1541 ,This is in Castle Street, Berkhamstead, Herts. No.31 on the walk

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location: United Kingdom

date approved: 12/3/2009

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesThe Old Court House - Berkhamstead

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The Court House is an Elizabethan Hall where the town's corporation met after the town was granted its last charter in 1618. It now serves as the parish hall to St Peter's and is available for public hire.

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location: United Kingdom

date approved: 11/15/2009

last visited: 4/1/2012

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Blue PlaquesBack Lane - Berkhamstead

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There is a cobbled way in front of the Court House leading out of the road from the church . This is variously called 'Back Lane' or 'Church Lane', dependent upon your personal experience and history of the town!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 11/15/2009

last visited: 4/1/2012

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Blue PlaquesDean Incent's House - High Street- Berkhamstead- Herts

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Dean Incent's House. Dating from 1500, this is the home of John Incent, Dean of St. Paul's cathedral (1540–1545) and founder of Berkhamsted School in 1541.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 11/8/2009

last visited: 4/1/2012

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Blue PlaquesThe Red House- High Street- Berkhamstead- Herts

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The Red House. John Cook describes it as "Another fine pre-Victorian house with a Venetian window and impressive porch doorway. Nearly all the houses facing St Peter's church are old although some have new fronts to them." He goes on to inform us that a prominent local citizen and benefactor, John Tawell, lived here and was publicly hanged for murder in 1845.

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location: United Kingdom

date approved: 11/8/2009

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Blue PlaquesThe Dower House - Berkhamstead High Street - Herts

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The Dower House Early 19 c Architecture

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location: United Kingdom

date approved: 11/8/2009

last visited: 4/1/2012

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Blue PlaquesGirlhood Home of Clementine Churchill - Berkhamstead

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Clementine Hosier, who became the wife of Sir Winston Churchill, lived here as a child and attended Berkhamsted School for Girls. The building is part of an elegant, early nineteenth century terrace.

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location: United Kingdom

date approved: 11/8/2009

last visited: 4/1/2012

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Blue PlaquesThe Goat Inn - High Street, Berkhamstead, Herts

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The Goat. John Cook describes it as a nineteenth century public house on the site of an old thatched inn. "Here, drovers used to stay while their cattle were pounded in the three 'closes' that gave their name to the lane by the side of the Rex.

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date approved: 11/8/2009

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Blue PlaquesThe Poplars - High Street - Berkhamstead, Herts

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The Poplars. John Cook tells us "One of a number of substantial nineteenth century middle-class houses along the High Street, only a few of which have remained as residencies. It takes its name from tall Lombardy poplars which used to line this part of the High Street. The actor Sir Michael Horden was born here in 1911." Scott Hastie (Berkhamsted: An Illustrated History) tells us that it was also the home of William Cooper at the time of his death in 1885.

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date approved: 11/8/2009

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Blue PlaquesSaxon Princess - Drayton Beauchamp nr Tring- Herts's

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A plaque on the bridge 5A over the Wendover Arm of The Grand Union Canal denoting the finding of a burial place of a saxon princess

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/31/2012

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesChesham Railway Station- Blue Plaque

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A Blue Plaque on this Railway Station Wall

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location: United Kingdom

date approved: 7/1/2008

last visited: 5/2/2017

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Blue PlaquesThe Bidwell - Chesham Bucks

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Ebenezer Cottages now stand on the site of the Bidwell , an ancient holy well, where parishioners would wash before entering the church of St Mary.

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location: United Kingdom

date approved: 7/9/2009

last visited: 5/2/2017

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Blue PlaquesNational School- Chesham Bucks

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A black Plaque part of a walking series around Chesham, this one shows the NATIONAL SCHOOL founded in 1845.

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location: United Kingdom

date approved: 7/9/2009

last visited: 5/2/2017

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