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  • Lieutenant Richard Douglas Sandford, VC (1891 - 1918)
    Richard Douglas Sandford Born 11 May 1891 Cathedral Close, Exeter, Devon Died 23 November 1918 (aged 27) Eston Hospital, Yorkshire Buried Eston Cemetery Allegiance United Kingdom Servi...
  • Robert "Rocket" Stephenson (1803 - 1859)
    REFER TO: " Robert Stephenson ", Westminster Abbey BIOGRAPHY #1: Robert Stephenson, the only son of George Stephenson, was born on 16th October, 1803. The following year the family moved to...
  • Sarah Siddons (1755 - 1831)
    Sarah Siddons nee Kemble (5 July 1755 – 8 June 1831) was a British actress, the best-known tragedienne of the 18th century. She was the elder sister of John Philip Kemble, Charles Kemble, Stephen Kembl...
  • Harriet Martineau (1802 - 1876)
    Harriet Martineau (June 12, 1802 – June 27, 1876) was an English social theorist and Whig writer, often cited as the first woman sociologist. Martineau wrote more than 50 books and is significant t...
  • Charles Kemble (1775 - 1854)
    Charles Kemble (25 November 1775 – 12 November 1854) was a British actor, the youngest son of Roger Kemble. A younger brother of John Philip Kemble, Stephen Kemble and Sarah Siddons, he was born at B...

People or events in the United Kingdom have been commemorated by blue plaques. The plaques themselves are permanent signs installed in publicly visible locations on buildings to commemorate either a famous person who lived or worked in the building (or site) or an event that occurred within the building. To be awarded an official English Heritage plaque, the proposed recipient must have died at least 20 years ago.

Image right - The blue plaque of William Bligh the commander of the Bounty - licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license.

English Heritage has run the London blue plaques scheme since 1986, when it had already been in existence for 120 years. Before that it was run by three bodies in succession – the (Royal) Society of Arts, the London County Council and the Greater London Council.

Over 900 official plaques have been put up by in London alone by English Heritage and its predecessors since the scheme began in 1866. Many other groups erect their own plaques, often using different criteria from English Heritage - there is a Register of Plaque Schemes across England. PDF

Outside London, local councils, civic societies and other organisations run similar plaque schemes. English Heritage piloted a national project between 2000 and 2005, but found that much of the ground had already been covered, so decided to retain the London-only focus.

The object of this project is to put together a comprehensive list of "blue plaque people" for the United Kingdom and to link Geni profiles to as many people on the list as possible.

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Existing Blue Plaques

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  • Blue plaques in the United Kingdom - Photos are from three main sources: Flickr, Geograph and Wikipedia. All of these are Creative Commons Licensed sources, and the images are credited to their author and link back to the original source. All original content on Blue Plaque Places is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence, which is compatible with Wikipedia and DBpedia.
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  • Harold Abrahams (1899-1978) English track and field athlete. 30 Rutland Road, Bedford. It was unveiled on the 8th July 2012, the same day that the Olympic torch passed through Bedford.
  • Jessie Ace and Margaret Wright Heroines of Mumbles LIfeboat disaster Mumbles Pier, Swansea, Wales 2016 City and County of Swansea
  • Sarah Angelina Acland (1849-1930 - Photographer - 10 Park Town, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Andrea Angel (1877–1917), Oxford Chemist, Home Front Hero, 15 Banbury Road, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Richard Arkwright (1732-1792) leading entrepreneur during the early Industrial Revolution;
  • 8 Adam Street; London (Westminster City Council)
  • Syke Hill, Preston (Lancashire)
  • Richard Arkwright Jr (1755–1843) Inventor of machinery for large scale cotton spinning Lumford House Bakewell, Derbyshire 2011 Derbyshire County Council
  • Francis William Aston (1877–1945) Scientist, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry 1922 Tennal House, Tennal Road, Birmingham 2007
  • Nancy Astor (1879-1964) First woman to sit in Parliament; 4 St. James's Square - London Blue Plaques - St. James
  • Jane Austen (1775-1817) English novelist - romantic fiction; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques

B

  • Charles Babbage (1791–1871) Mathematician, astronomer and computer pioneer
  • 1a Dorset Street, W1 Westminster City Council
  • Corner of Larcom Street and Walworth Road, SE17 Southwark Council
  • Olave Baden-Powell (1889–1977) Chief Guide of the Girl Guides Shentall Memorial Gardens Chesterfield, Derbyshire 2011 Derbyshire County Council
  • Ronnie Barker (1929–2005), Actor and comedian;
  • 23 Church Cowley Road, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • 70 Garfield Street, Bedford - Bedford Borough Council
  • James M. Barrie(1860-1937) See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • William Barron (1805–1891) Designer of Elvaston Castle Gardens 2012 Derbyshire County Council
  • John Logie Baird (1888–1946) 132-5 Long Acre, WC2 The Royal Television Society
  • Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) - Artist; 114 Cambridge Street; London Blue Plaques - Westminster and Pimlico
  • Harry Beck (1903–1974) Creator of the schematic Tube map Finchley Central tube station, N3 London Regional Transport (grey)

  • Elizabeth Bell (1862–1934) Physician, Suffragist Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry, Northern Ireland 2016 Ulster Historical Society
  • Richard Meux Benson (1824–1915), Vicar of Cowley and benefactor, founder of the Society of St John the Evangelist; Former Mission House, 16 Marston Street, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Jack Kid Berg (1909–1991) Boxer Noble Court, Cable Street, E1 Stepney Historical Society
  • Sir Isiah Berlin (1909–1997), Historian of ideas; Headington House, Old High Street, Headington, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • John Betjeman (1906-1984) English poet, writer and broadcaster; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Hannah Billig (1901–1987) Physician 198 Cable Street, E1 London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • William Blake (1757-1827) English poet, painter and printmaker; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • William Bligh (1754 - 1817) A plaque marks Bligh's house, one block east of the Garden Museum at 100 Lambeth Road, near the Imperial War Museum.
  • Janet Heatley Blunt (1859–1950), Folk song and Morris dance collector; Le Hall Place, Adderbury - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme (Cherwell)
  • Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1840-1922) diplomat, poet and traveller; 15 Buckingham Gate - London Blue Plaques - Westminster and Pimlico
  • Napoleon III Bonaparte (1808-1873) Emperor of France - 1C (formerly 3A) King Street; London Blue Plaques - St. James
  • William Booth (1829-1912) British Methodist preacher who founded The Salvation Army and became its first General (1878–1912); See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973), Writer; The Coach House, The Croft, Headington, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) was the wife of King George VI and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Sir William Bragg (1862–1942) Scientist, Joint Nobel Prize Winner, 1915, with his son, Sir Lawrence, for Physics Parkinson Building, University of Leeds
  • Sir William Lawrence Bragg (1890–1971) Scientist, Joint Nobel Prize Winner, 1915, with his father, Sir William (q.v.), for Physics; the only current instance of both father and son Nobel Prize winners Parkinson Building, University of Leeds

  • Enid Blyton (1897–1968) Writer 83 Shortlands Road, Shortlands, BR2 London Borough of Bromley
  • Robert Boothby, Baron Boothby Private secretary to Winston Churchill 1 Eaton Square, SW1 Private
  • Harold Bride (1890-1956) Wireless operator aboard the RMS Titanic 58 Ravensbourne Avenue, Shortlands, Bromley London Borough of Bromley
  • Vera Brittain (1893-1970) British writer, feminist and pacifist, best remembered as the author of the best-selling 1933 memoir Testament of Youth; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Anne Brontë (1820–1849) Writer Grand Hotel, Scarborough, North Yorkshire Scarborough and District Civic Society. See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) English novelist and poet; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Emily Brontë English novelist and poet (1818-1848) See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • John Henry Brookes (1891–1975), Artist, craftsman, educationist; 195 The Slade, Headington, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Edward Brookes VC (1883–1944), Company Sergeant Major; 16 Windsor Street, Headington, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Thomas Boulton and Fredrick Park, (1847-1904), (1846-1881) Cross-dressers 13 Wakefield Street, Kings Cross, London Marchmont Association
  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) - see Blue Plaque Places for list of 23 plaques
  • William Buckland (1784–1856), Geologist, Dean of Westminster; The Old Rectory, Islip - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme (Cherwell)
  • John Chessell Buckler (1793–1894), Artist, antiquarian, architect; 58 Holywell Street, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme

  • John Bunyan (1628 - 1688) English writer and Puritan preacher. St Cuthbert's Street, Bedford
  • Jane Burden (Mrs William Morris) 1839–1914, Pre-Raphaelite Muse St Helen’s Passage, off New College Lane, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) British artist and designer closely associated with the later phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Fanny Burney (1752-1840) English novelist, diarist and playwright; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Robert Burns (1759-1796) Scottish poet and lyricist; See Blue Plaque Places for list of 13 Plaques.
  • Frances Bush (1845–1909) Lace Manufacturer 99 Nottingham Rd, Long Eaton, Derbyshire 2013 Derbyshire County Council
  • Josephine Elizabeth Butler (née Grey) (1828 – 1906) Victorian era British feminist and social reformer who was especially concerned with the welfare of prostitutes. Wellington Mansions, London Road, Cheltenham; Cheltenham Borough Council
  • Jedediah Buxton (1707–1772) Mental calculator Elmton, Derbyshire 2011 Derbyshire County Council

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  • Everard Calthrop (1857–1927) Railway engineer "Goldings", Clays Lane, Loughton, Essex 2008 Loughton Town Council

  • Malcolm Campbell (1885–1948) Racing motorist, Journalist Bonchester, Bonchester Close, Off Camden Park Road, Chislehurst London Borough of Bromley
  • Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) Scottish-American industrialist ; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • John Carr (1723-1807) English architect; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Richard Carr-Gomm (1922–2008) Humanitarian, founder of the Abbeyfield and Carr-Gomm Societies 36 Gomm Road, Bermondsey Southwark Council
  • Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Nirad C. Chaudhuri (1897–1999), Indian English-language Writer; 20 Lathbury Road, Oxford, North Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977) Actor, film maker 39 Methley Street, Kennington, London; 287 Kennington Road, London, SE 11; - The Dead Comics Society. See Blue Plaque Places for list of Plaques
  • Charles I of England (1600 - 1649) - see Blue Plaque Places for list of 16 plaques
  • Charles II of England (1630-1685) See Blue Plaque Places for list of 12 Plaques
  • J. A. Chatwin (1830–1907) Architect Lloyds Bank, Queen Square, Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Civic Society/Lloyds Bank
  • Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse (1884–1917), V.C. and Bar; Magdalen College School, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Clementine Churchill (1885–1977) Wife of Winston Churchill 107 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire Berkhamsted Town Council, 1979
  • Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; See Blue Plaque Places for list of 11 Plaques
  • Arthur C. Clarke Writer Blenheim Road, Minehead, Somerset 2001 Minehead Town Council
  • Alvin Langdon Coburn Pioneering photographer Ffordd Isaf, Harlech, Gwynedd, Wales Royal Photographic Society/Olympus Corporation
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) English poet, literary critic and philosopher; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Thomas Combe (1796–1872) and Martha Combe (1806–1893), Founders of St Barnabas, philanthropists and patrons of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood St Barnabas’ Church, Jericho, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Novelist - 17 Gillingham Street; London Blue Plaques - Westminster and Pimlico
  • Sarah Jane Cooper (1848–1932), Marmalade maker; 83 High Street, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Sir Michael Andrew Angus Costa (1808-1884) Conductor and Orchestral reformer - 59 Eccleston Square; London Blue Plaques - Westminster and Pimlico
  • William Sands Cox Surgeon House of Fraser store, Temple Row, Birmingham City of Birmingham
  • Thomas Crapper (1837–1910) Plumber and engineer 12 Thornsett Road, Bromley London Borough of Bromley
  • Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) English military and political leader and later Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Richmal Crompton (1890–1969) Author 'The Glebe', Oakley Road, Bromley Common, BR2; London Borough of Bromley
  • Sir Mansfield Cumming (1858=9-1923) first chief of the Secret Service; 2 Whitehall Court - London Blue Plaques - Westminster and Pimlico
  • George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston Statesman and Viceroy of India - 1 Carlton House Terrace; London Blue Plaques - St. James

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  • Robert William Dale (1829–1895) Nonconformist church leader Carrs Lane Church, Birmingham; Birmingham Civic Society
  • General Sir Kenneth Darling (1909–1998), Soldier and General; Vicarage Farmhouse, Chesterton - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme (Cherwell)
  • Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory; See Blue Plaque Places for list of 12 Plaques
  • Walter de la Mare (1873–1956) Writer; 14 Thornsett Road, Anerley, SE20 London Borough of Bromley

  • Bernard Delfont (as Baron Delfont) (1909-1994)Impresario Prince of Wales Theatre, Coventry Street, SW1 Comic Heritage
  • Grantly Dick-Read (1890–1959) Obstetrician 25 Harley Street, W1 Westminster City Council/National Childbirth Trust
  • Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Writer - See Blue Plage Places for list of 40 plaques.
  • Richard Dimbleby (1913-1965) English journalist and broadcaster - lived in Mill Head Boulters Island - plaque by Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British Conservative politician, writer and aristocrat who twice served as Prime Minister; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • John Dobson (1787-1865) 19th-century English architect in the neoclassical tradition; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Sir Richard Doll (1912–2005), Epidemiologist; 12 Rawlinson Road, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Air Commodore Edward Mortlock Donaldson CB CBE DSO AFC LoM (USA) (1912–1992) Flight airspeed record holder Park Lane, Selsey, West Sussex 86, Grafton Road, Selsey, West Sussex West Sussex County Council
  • Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) Writer 2 Upper Wimpole Street, W1 Westminster City Council/The Arthur Conan Doyle Society; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • George Claridge Druce FRS (1850–1932), Botanist, pharmacist, mayor; 118 High Street, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme

E

  • Arthur English (1919–1995) Actor and comedian 22 Lysons Road Aldershot, Hampshire 2017 Aldershot Civic Society
  • Daniel Evans (1769–1846) and Joshua Symm ( (1809–1887), Oxford builders; 34 St Giles’, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Geraint Evans (1922–1992) Opera singer 34 Birchwood Road, Petts Wood, BR5 London Borough of Bromley

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G

  • Humphrey Gainsborough Non-conformist minister, engineer and inventor Christ Church United Reformed Church, Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames Oxfordshire Blue
  • Maureen Gardner (1928–1974), Athlete, ballet teacher; 17 Maidcroft Road, Cowley, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Sampson Gamgee Surgeon Repertory Theatre, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham Birmingham Civic Society
  • Apsley George Benet Cherry-Garrard (1886 - 1959) English explorer of Antarctica. Lansdowne Road, at the address of his birth, on Wednesday, 17 November 2010
  • David Garrick (1717-1779) English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) British novelist and short story writer ; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • George III (1738-1820) King of Great Britain and King of Ireland; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • George V, (1865-1936) King - see Blue Plaque Places for list of 13 Plaques
  • Olive Gibbs (1918–1995), Councillor and campaigner; Staircase 3, Christ Church Old Buildings, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • John Gifford (1758-1818) English political writer. He was born John Richards Green until changing his name at the age of 23
  • Gathorne Robert Girdlestone (1881–1950), Pioneering orthopaedic surgeon; Nuffield Staff Accommodation, 72–74 Old Road, Headington, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898) British Liberal politician; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques;
  • Chatham House, 10 (formerly 8) St. James Square - London Blue Plaques - St. James
  • 11 Carlton House Terrace - London Blue Plaques - St. James
  • Kenneth Grahame (1859 - 1932) Scottish writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908)
  • 6 Phillimore Place, London, his home during 1901-08
  • Boham’s House, Blewbury unveiled on Friday 25 May 2012 - Bodleian Library University of Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Vale House, Manor Vale Road, Galmpton, Brixham Torbay Civic Society
  • World's End, Collice Street, Islip - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme (Cherwell)
  • Graham Greene (1904-1991) Writer; St John's Boarding House, Chesham Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire - Berkhamsted Town Council
  • Nigel Gresley (1876–1941) Railway engineer Old Rectory, Ashby Road, Netherseal 2013 Derbyshire County Council
  • Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon (1862 - 1933) Foreign Secretary - 3 Queen Anne's Gate; London Blue Plaques - Westminster and Pimlico
  • John Henry Gurney (1819-1890) English banker, amateur ornithologist, and Liberal Party politician; Tombland, Thorpe Hamlet , Norwich, Norfolk Obelisk Fountain;

Between 1700 and 1850 machinery used to raise and store water for the higher parts of the City stood on this site. To commemorate this in 1860 a drinking fountain was erected by John Henry Gurney;

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  • John Scott Haldane (1860–1936), Physiologist; 11 Crick Road, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Richard Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane (1856-1928) Statesman, Lawyer and Philosopher; 28 Queen Anne's Gate - London Blue Plaques - Westminster and Pimlico
  • Pete Ham Rock musician, member of The Iveys and Badfinger Swansea Railway Station, High Street, Swansea, SA1 1NU 2013 City and County of Swansea
  • Tony Hancock Actor and comedian 10 Grey Close, NW11 The Dead Comics Society; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Joseph Aloysius Hansom (1803-1882) English architect working principally in the Gothic Revival style; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • James Harrington (1611–1677) Author of The Commonwealth of Oceana Manor House, Rectory Lane, Milton Malsor Northamptonshire, NN7 3AQ Milton Malsor Historical Society

  • Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (1807–1889) Sculptor and artist 'Fossil Villa', 22 Belvedere Road, Anerley London Borough of Bromley
  • Norman Heatley (1911–2004), Biochemist, key member of the Oxford penicillin team; 12 Oxford Road, Old Marston, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Oliver Heaviside (1850–1925) Electrical engineer and mathematician Homefield, Lower Warberry Road, TQ1 The Institution of Electrical Engineers
  • Henry III of England (1207-1272) See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Henry VIII King of England (1491-1547) See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Edward Heron-Allen (1861–1943) Lawyer, Writer, Scholar, Scientist 122 High Street Selsey West Sussex, PO20 0QE West Sussex County Council
  • Allen Hill Chemist Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford OX1 3QR 2012 Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Rowland Hill (1795-1879) English teacher, inventor and social reformer; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin OM FRS (1910–1994), Crystallographer, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry; 94 Woodstock Road, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Winifred Holtby (1898-1935) English novelist and journalist;
  • Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby blue plaque in London (Camden)
  • Land of Green Ginger and Winifred Holtby blue plaque in Hull (East Yorkshire)

  • Frank Hornby (1863–1836) Toy manufacturer (Meccano Ltd) and MP. The Hollies, Station road, Maghull, Liverpool L31 3DB English Heritage
  • William Hutton (1723-1815) Historian who published History of Birmingham in 1781. Waterstones, High Street, Birmingham Birmingham Civic Society

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  • Barry Jackson (director) English theatre director, entrepreneur and the founder of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre Old Rep, Station Street, Birmingham, B5 4DY Birmingham Civic Society
  • Cecil Jackson-Cole (1901–1979), Philanthropist, founding member of Oxfam; 17 Broad Street, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme


K

  • Charles Keeping (1924–1988) Illustrator 16 Church Road, Shortlands, BR2 London Borough of Bromley
  • Charles Kemble (1775-1854) British actor.; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Marie Kendall (1873–1964) Music Hall Artiste Okeover Manor Clapham Common Northside, London 2011

  • John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1863) Politician and US President 14 Princes Gate, London SW7
  • Jomo Kenyatta (c. 1894-1978) First President of the Republic of Kenya - 95 Cambridge Street; London Blue Plaques - Westminster and Pimlico

  • Albert Ketèlbey (1875–1959) Composer and musician Birmingham and Midland Institute, Cornwall Street, Birmingham 2002 Birmingham Civic Society
  • William Kimber (1872–1961), Headington Quarry Morris dancer and musician; 42 St Anne’s Road, Headington, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) English short-story writer, poet, and novelist.; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Hetty King (1883–1972) Music Hall artistes and male impersonator 17 Palmerston Road, Wimbledon Erected by The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America.

  • Sir Hans Krebs (1900–1981), Biochemist and Nobel Laureate; 27 Abberbury Road, Iffley, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme

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  • Charles Lamb (1775-1834) English writer and essayist; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Edmund Arnold Greening Lamborn (1877–1950) Headmaster, local historian, ‘Man of letters’, benefactor; 34 Oxford Road, Littlemore, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Frederick W. Lanchester (1868-1946) Scientist, inventor and engineer Oxford Road, Moseley, Birmingham
  • Stan Laurel (1890-1965) English comic actor, writer and film director; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques

  • George Herbert Lawrence (1888–1940) Industrialist Main Street, Hathersage, Derbyshire 2013 Derbyshire County Council
  • T. E. Lawrence (1888-1935) British Army officer (Lawrence of Arabia); See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • John Le Mesurier Actor Baron's Court, London The Dead Comics Society


  • 30 Seymour Street, Westminster, W1 Westminster City Council
  • Bowman's Mews, N7 London Borough of Islington Lloyds Bank (Sampson Lloyd) Origin of bank Dale End, Birmingham City of Birmingham
  • Professor James Legge (1815–1897), Sinologist and missionary; 3 Keble Road, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • John Lennon (1940-1980) English musician, singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a founder member of rock group the Beatles; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • C. S. Lewis (1898–1963), Scholar and author; The Kilns, Lewis Close, Headington Quarry, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge FRS Discoverer of wireless telegraphy and inventor of the spark plug Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire 2007 Newcastle-under-Lyme Civic Society
  • Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852) Pioneer of Computing; 12 (formerly 10) St. James's Square; London Blue Plaques - St. James
  • Arthur Lowe (1915–1982) Actor Kinder Road Hayfield, Derbyshire 2011 Derbyshire County Council
  • John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury (1834–1913) Banker, politician, naturalist and archaeologist High Elms Estate, Shire Lane, Farnborough, BR6 London Borough of Bromley

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  • Ewan MacColl (1915–1989) Singer, songwriter and political activist 35 Stanley Avenue, Beckenham, BR3 London Borough of Bromley
  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) Scottish architect, designer, water colourist and artist; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Douglas Macmillan MBE (1884-1969) founder of Macmillan Cancer Research; 15 Ranelagh Road - London Blue Plaques - Westminster and Pimlico
  • Salvador de Madariaga, Statesman, scholar, and writer; Box Tree House, 3 St Andrew’s Road, Old Headington, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • James Joseph Magennis Submariner and Victoria Cross recipient Royal Naval Association building, Great Victoria Street, Belfast Ulster History Circle
  • Henry Edward Manning (1808 - 1892) English Cardinal of the Roman Catholic church, and the second Archbishop of Westminster from 1865 until his death in 1892; 22 Carlisle Place; London Blue Plaques - Westminster and Pimlico
  • Percy Manning (1870–1917), Antiquary and folklorist; 300 Banbury Road, Summertown - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937) Italian inventor and electrical engineer; See Blue Plaque Places for list of 12 Plaques
  • Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) English social theorist and Whig writer; see Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Mary of Teck (1867-1953) Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Empress of India; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Frank Matcham (1854 - 1920) English theatrical architect and designer; See Blue Plaque Places for list of 15 plaques
  • Karl Marx (1818–1883) Philosopher, political economist, and revolutionary 101-8 Maitland Park Road, NW3 Camden London Borough Council
  • Jessie Matthews (1907-1981) OBE Actress, dancer and singer Blue Posts Pub, 22 Berwick Street, W1; Westminster City Council Jessie Matthews OBE 1907-1981 musical comedy star of stage and films was born in Berwick Street

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  • (Lord) Mayors of Birmingham of the Martineau family Birmingham Council House foyer 1 Victoria Square B1 2008 Birmingham Civic Society

  • James McBey (1883–1959) Artist 1 Holland Park Avenue, London W11

  • Joe Meek (1929–1967) Record producer and pioneer of sound recording technology was born here 1 Market Square Newent, Gloucestershire Unknown, replaced with The Heritage Foundation (blue) in 2011

Joe Meek (1929–1967) Record producer – The Telstar man, pioneer of sound recording technology, lived, worked and died here. 304 Holloway Road, N19 Unknown

  • Sir John Everett Millais(1829–1896) Painter The Octagon Budleigh Salterton, Devon Unknown
  • Spike Milligan Comedian Camden Palace, Camden High Street, NW1 Comic Heritage
  • James Mill (1773-1836) Scottish historian, economist, political theorist, and philosopher; 40 Queen Anne's Gate; London Blue Plaques - Westminster and Pimlico
  • John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) British philosopher, political economist, and civil servant. 40 Queen Anne's Gate; London Blue Plaques - Westminster and Pimlico
  • John Milton (1608-1674) English Poet
  • Bread Street, London, where he was born (Square)
  • Berkyn Manor Farm Horton, Horton, Berkshire where he lived
  • Keith Moon (1946–1978) Drummer with The Who 90 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1 Site of the Marquee Club 2009
  • Eric Morecambe (1926-1984) English comedian who together with Ernie Wise formed the award-winning double act Morecambe and Wise; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques

  • William Richard Morfill (1834–1909), First Professor of Russian and Slavonic Languages; 42 Park Town, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • William Morris, Viscount Nuffield (1877–1963), Car-maker and philanthropist; 16 James Street, Cowley, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Charles P A G Mountbatten-Windsor Prince of Wales; (born in 1948) See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) Composer 20 Frith Street, W1 - Royal Music Association
  • Sir James Murray (1837 - 1915) Lexicographer and Editor of the OED; 78 Banbury Road, Oxford -Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Board/Oxford Civic Society

N

  • Heddle Nash (1895–1961) Opera singer 49 Towncourt Crescent, Petts Wood, Bromley London Borough of Bromley
  • Paul Nash (1889–1946), Artist 106 Banbury Road, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) British flag officer; See Blue Plaque Places for list of 12 Plaques
  • J. A. R. Newlands (1837–1898) Chemist West Square, London, SE11 Royal Society of Chemistry
  • John Henry Newman (1801-1890) Cardinal Newman, was an important figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Isaac Newton (1642-1727) English physicist and mathematician See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques

  • Ivan Novello (1893-1951) Welsh composer and actor
  • Redroofs, Littlewick Green, Berkshire where he lived - blue plaque by Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
  • his birth place - Llywn yr Eos, Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales presented by WTW???

O

  • Seán O'Casey (1880–1964) Dramatist Ashburton Road, Totnes, Devon Unknown

  • Joe Orton (1933–1967) Playwright 25 Noel Road, London, N1 London Borough of Islington
  • George Orwell (1903-1950) English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic; See Blue Plaque Places for list plaques)

P

  • Thomas Paine (1737-1809) English-American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary.; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques.
  • Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, KG, GCB, PC, FRS (1784 – 1865) British statesman who served twice as Prime Minister; 20 Queen Anne's Gate; London Blue Plaques - Westminster and Pimlico
  • Alexander Parkes Metallurgist and inventor Museum of Science and Industry, Birmingham; Birmingham Civic Society
  • Sir Joseph Paxton (1803–1865) Gardener, architect of The Crystal Palace, MP Chatsworth Estate, Derbyshire 2011 Derbyshire County Council
  • Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) English naval administrator and Member of Parliament who is now most famous for the diary he kept - see Blue Plaque Places for list of 12 Plaques
  • Sir William Perkin (1838-1907) Chemist Cable Street, E1 Stepney Historical Trust
  • Dr Stephen Perse (1548-1615) Educator, academic and philanthropist; Free School Lane, Cambridge Cambridge Blue Plaque Scheme
  • Walter Pater (1838–1894), Author and scholar, and Clara Pater (1841–1910), pioneer of women’s education; 2 Bradmore Road, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme

  • [William Pitt the Elder, 1st Earl of Chatham, Prime Minister William Pitt, Earl of Chatham (1708-1778) Prime Minister - Chatham House, 10 (formerly 8) St. James Square - London Blue Plaques - St. James
  • Professor Sir Edward Poulton, FRS (1856–1943), Evolutionary biologist, and Ronald Poulton (later Poulton Palmer) (1889–1915), rugby football hero; Wykeham House, 56 Banbury Road, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) Scholar, scientist, theologian and discoverer of oxygen; Church of St Michael and St Joseph, New Meeting House Lane, Birmingham, Birmingham Civic Society; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques

R

  • Theodore Randue (1642 - 1724) Bequeathed £500 to erect this building for the Royal Free School founded 1705; Royal Free School, Windsor, United Kingdom
  • Eleanor Rathbone (1872-1946) pioneer of family allowances; London Blue Plaques - Westminster and Pimlico
  • Gwen Raverat Artist Darwin College, Silver Street, Cambridge Cambridge Blue Plaque Scheme
  • Elizabeth Jesser Reid (1789-1866) Slavery abolitionist and founder of Bedford College for Women 48 Bedford Square, WC1 Unknown
  • Lord Reith (1889-1971) (John Reith, 1st Baron Reith) first Director General of the BBC - 6 Barton Street; London Blue Plaques - Westminster and Pimlico
  • Harry Relph – "Little Tich" (1867–1928) Music hall comedian The Blacksmith Arms, Cudham, Bromley London Borough of Bromley
  • John Rennie (1761-1821) Scottish civil engineer; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) eighteenth-century English painter, specialising in portraits and promoting the "Grand Style"; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Richard III (1452-1485) King of England; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Anne Ridler (1912–2001), Poet, and Vivian Ridler (1913–2009), Printer; 14 Stanley Road, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • George Arthur Roberts (1890–1970) First World War soldier, Second World War fireman, West Indian Community Leader Lewis Trust Dwellings, Warner Road, Camberwell 2016 London Borough of Southwark

  • Sir Henry Royce (1863–1933) Co-founder of Rolls-Royce Quarndon House, Derby 2012 Derbyshire County Council
  • Willie Rushton Satirist Mornington Crescent tube station, NW1 Comic Heritage

S

  • Terry Scott (1927–1994) Actor and comedian 32 Tucker Street, Watford Comic Heritage
  • Sir Henry O'Neil de Hane Segrave (1896-1930) British pioneer in land speed and water speed records; 6 St Andrew's Mansions, Dorset Street, London - Westminster City Council
  • Peter Sellers Actor and comedian; 10 Muswell Hill Road, N6 - The Dead Comics Society; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques.
  • William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English poet, playwright and actor; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) English Romantic poet; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Sarah Siddons (1755-1831) Welsh actress, the best-known tragedienne of the 18th century. 33 the Paragon, Bath;
  • Sir Francis Simon (1893–1956), Low-temperature physicist and philanthropist; 10 Belbroughton Road, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Felicia Skene (1821–1899), Prison reformer and friend of the poor; 34 St Michael’s Street, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Samuel Slater (1768–1835) Father of the American Industrial Revolution; Sunnymount Cottage, Chevin Road, Belper; 2012 - Derbyshire County Council
  • Small Faces and Don Arden 1960s mod group and manager; 52–55 Carnaby Street, London - Westminster City Council
  • John Smeaton (1724-1792) English civil engineer responsible for the design of bridges, canals, harbours and lighthouses; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • John Smedley (1803–1874) Father of the American Industrial Revolution County Hall, Smedley Street, Matlock, Derbyshire 2012 Derbyshire County Council Matlock John
  • William Smith (1756-1835) Abolitionist, pioneer of religious liberty; 16 Queen Anne's Gate - London Blue Plaques - Westminster and Pimlico
  • Edward Geoffrey Stanley, Earl of Derby (1799-1869) Prime Minister - Chatham House, 10 (formerly 8) St. James Square - London Blue Plaques - St. James
  • Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) explorer and writer; - 6 (formerly 2) Richmond Terrace; London Blue Plaques - Westminster and Pimlico
  • Rev. Canon John Stedwell Stansfeld The Revd Canon John Stansfeld] (1854-1939) Parish Priest, Doctor philanthropist - Former Rectory, Paradise Square, St Ebbe’s, Oxford - Oxford Civic Society - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • William Thomas Stead (1849-1912) Journalist; Titanic Casualty - 5 Smith Square, London Westminster City Council
  • George Stephenson (1781–1848) Civil engineer Chesterfield railway station, Derbyshire 2011 Derbyshire County Council
  • Robert Stephenson Rocket (1803-1859) early railway engineer. See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Marie Carmichael Stopes (1880-1958) British author, palaeobotanist, academic, campaigner for women's rights, advocate of eugenics and pioneer in the field of birth control.; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • George Herbert Strutt (1854–1928) Mill owner, Philanthropist Makeney Hall, Belper, Derbyshire 2013 Derbyshire County Council
  • Charles Edward Stuart (1720-1788) Bonnie Prince Charlie; See Blue Plaque Places for list of 11 Plaques
  • Joseph Sturge (1793–1859) Quaker, campaigner for peace, extension of the vote and abolition of slavery Eden Croft, Wheeleys Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham Birmingham Civic Society

T

  • Henry Taunt (1842–1922), Photographer; 393 Cowley Road, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Thomas Telford (1757-1834) Scottish civil engineer, architect and stonemason, and a noted road, bridge and canal builder; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • William Terriss (1847-1897) Actor Beside the stage door of the Adelphi Theatre in London 1971 Westminster City Council
  • Dylan Thomas Writer 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Uplands, Swansea, SA2 0RA

  • 1 Duchess Place Edgbaston, Birmingham Birmingham Civic Society
  • 4 Highfield Road Edgbaston, Birmingham Birmingham Civic Society and The Tolkien Society
  • Plough and Harrow, Hagley Road Edgbaston, Birmingham The Tolkien Society
  • 20 Northmoor Road Oxford Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Board
  • Charles Townley (1737-1805) English country gentleman, antiquary and collector. 14 Queen Anne's Gate; London Blue Plaques - Westminster and Pimlico
  • P. L. Travers (1899–1996) Author of Mary Poppins 50 Smith Street, London SW3

  • Edward Turner (1901–1973) Motorcycle designer 8, Philip Walk, Peckham SE15 Southwark Council
  • Joseph Mallord William Turner Artist; erected in 1977 by Greater London Council at 40 Sandycombe Road, , Twickenham TW1 2LR, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
  • William Turner (1789–1862) Artist 16 St John Street, Oxford Oxford Civic Society/Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954) See Blue Plaque Places for list of 11 plaques

U

  • Alison Uttley (1884–1976) Author Castle Top Farm, Cromford, Derbyshire 2012 Derbyshire County Council

V

  • Victoria - Queen of England See Blue Plaque Places for list of 26 plaques
  • Alan Villiers (1903–1982), Master of square-rigged ships, author, photographer; 1A Lucerne Road, Summertown, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) Hindu Philospher - 63 St. George'sd Drive (formerly St. George's Road0 - London Blue Plaques - Westminster and Pimlico

W

  • Barnes Wallis (1887–1979) Pioneer of aircraft design and inventor of the Bouncing Bomb 241 New Cross Road, New Cross, London, SE14 Lewisham Council
  • Sam Wanamaker (1919–1993) Visionary who recreated Shakespeare's Globe Bankside, SE1 Southwark Council
  • Mary Arnold Ward (Mrs Humphry Ward) (1851–1920), Social reformer, novelist; 17 Bradmore Road, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • James Watt (1736-1819) Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Baron Dickinson Webster (1818–1860) Wire manufacturer Penns Hall, Birmingham 52.536484°N 1.808112°W Sutton Coldfield Civic Society
  • Francis Webster (1767-1827) architect who worked in Kendal, Cumbria; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • George Webster (1797-1864) English architect ; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • H. G. Wells (1866–1846) Writer; See Blue Plaque Places for list of 11 Plaques
  • Chiltern Court, Baker Street, NW1 The H. G. Wells Society
  • Primark Store, Market Place, Bromley, BR1 Unknown


  • William Wilberforce (1759-1833) See Blue Plaque Places for list of 11 plaques
  • Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish writer and poet; see Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • William Wilkinson (1819–1901), Architect; 5 Beaumont Street, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • William Willett (1856–1915) Campaigner for daylight saving time; The Cedars, Camden Park Road, Chislehurst London Borough of Bromley
  • Kenneth Williams (1926-1988) Comedy actor 57 Marchmont Street, WC1 The Heritage Foundation
  • Henry Williamson (1895-1977) Author, army officer, naturalist, farmer; Crowberry Cottage, Georgeham, Devon, and Skirr Cottage in Georgeham The Henry Williamson Society
  • Ted Willis, Baron Willis (1918–1992) Playwright 5 Shepherds Green, Chislehurst, BR7 London Borough of Bromley

  • Sir Joseph Whitworth (1803–1887) Engineer, Inventor Amber Mill, Oakerthorpe, Derbyshire 2012 Derbyshire County Council
  • Major Walter Clopton Wingfield 1833-1912 Father of Lawn Tennis - 33 St. George's Square; London Blue Plaques - Westminster and Pimlico
  • Anthony à Wood (1632–1695), Antiquary; Postmasters’ Hall, Merton Street, Oxford - Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme
  • Edgar Wood (1860-1936) architect, artist and draftsman; See Blue Plaque Places for list of 13 Plaques
  • Ken Wood (1916–1997) Entrepreneur and businessman, inventor of the eponymous Kenwood Chef food mixer. Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey 2017 Woking Borough Council
  • William Wordsworth (1770-1850)English Romantic poet ; See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques
  • Christopher Wren (1632-1723) acclaimed English architect See Blue Plaque Places for list of plaques


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