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Blue Plaques
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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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Blue PlaquesMarquess of Pombal, London, UK

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Portugese statesman and ambassador, 1739-1744

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Sieni

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 6/29/2008

last visited: 7/23/2011

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Blue PlaquesSir Morell MacKenzie - Golden Square, London, UK

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Sir Morell Mackenzie (July 7, 1837 - February 3, 1892) was a British physician, one of the pioneers of laryngology in the United Kingdom.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/6/2011

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesWilliam Hunter, London, UK

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William Hunter (1718 – 1783), Scottish anatomist and obstetrician.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Sieni

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 6/29/2008

last visited: 6/23/2012

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Blue PlaquesRichard Bright - Saville Row, London, UK

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This plaque, to Richard Bright, is mounted high on a wall at the Huntsman tailors.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/23/2011

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesRichard Brinsley Sheridan - Saville Row, London, UK

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A brown "artists" plaque sits on the Hardy Amies building in Saville Row.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/23/2011

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesGeorge Basevi - Saville Row, London, UK

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A blue plaque to Geirge Basevi that is partially hidden behind balcony railings.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/23/2011

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJessie Mathews - Berwick Street, Soho, London, UK

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This green 'blue' plaque is on the wall of 'The Blue Posts' public house in Berwick Street and recognises that Jessie Matthews was born in Berwick Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/11/2012

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesKeith Moon - Wardour Street, London, UK

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This City of Westminster blue plaque, to Keith Moon, is attacked to a building on the north east side of Wardour street that used to house the legendary Marquee Club from 1964 to 1988.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/10/2015

last visited: never

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Blue Plaques2i's Coffee Bar - Old Compton Street, London, UK

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This plaque is on the wall of a bistro-type establishment in Old Compton Street in the Soho area of London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/7/2012

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesWilly Clarkson - Wardour Street, London, UK

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A plaque to a theatrical wig maker!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/6/2011

last visited: 9/21/2013

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Blue PlaquesThomas Hearne - Meard Street, London, UK

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This blue plaque to Thomas Hearne is on the north west side of meard Street in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/9/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesPercy Bysshe Shelley, Poland St, Soho, London, UK

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The romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley lived in this house in 1811

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Sieni

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/19/2014

last visited: 4/20/2014

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Blue PlaquesLord Delfont of Stepney - Oxendon Street, London, UK

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This Heritage Foundation blue plaque, to Lord Delfont, is attached to the Prince of Wales theatre at the junction of Oxendon Street and Coventry Street. It is on the Oxendon Street face of the building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/12/2015

last visited: never

Image for Thomas Sheraton - Wardour Street, London, UKview gallery

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Blue PlaquesThomas Sheraton - Wardour Street, London, UK

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A blue plaque to show where Thomas Sheraton once lived.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/23/2011

last visited: 10/27/2011

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Blue PlaquesMont Blanc Restaurant - 16 Gerrard Street, London, UK

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Site of the former Mont Blanc Restaurant in Gerrard Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/12/2011

last visited: 12/20/2013

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Blue PlaquesJohann Strauss 1st - Leicester Street, London, UK

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Johann Strauss lodged here in 1838.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/6/2011

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesSir Henry Irving - Grafton Street, London, UK

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This blue plaque, to Sir Henry Irving, is attached to a building on the south east side of Grafton Street at the junction with New Bond Street in central London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/4/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesDr Joseph Rogers - 33 Dean Street, London, UK

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Like all workhouses the buildings were constantly extended and adapted over the mid-Victorian period which the medical reformer Joseph Rogers helped to expose.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/12/2011

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesNancy Astor - St James's Square, London, UK

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An English Heritage blue plaque to Nancy Astor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/19/2011

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesHenry Jermyn - Duke of York Street, London, UK

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A green plaque in the south west corner of Duke of York Street close to St James's Square.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/19/2011

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesEdmund Burke - Gerrard Street, London, UK

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A plaque, to Edmund Burke, is attached to a building on the south east side of Gerrard Street in London's Chinatown.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/29/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesThree Prime Ministers - St James's Square, London, UK

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A blue plaque in St James's Square indicating that three Prime Ministers lived in this property.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/20/2012

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesAda Countess of Lovelace - St James's Square, London, UK

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This blue plaque is on the wall of a building at the north side of St James's Square.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/20/2012

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesPenny & Two- Penny Post - Gerrard Street, London, UK

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This City of Westminster green plaque is attached to a building on the south east side of Gerrard Street in London's Chinatown.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/29/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesPaul de Lamerie - Gerrard Street, London, UK

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Paul de Lamerie plaque in Gerrard Street in London's Chinatown.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/12/2011

last visited: 9/21/2013

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