Advice and Guidance for other Plaque Schemes


The provision of advice and guidance to individuals, groups and organisations hoping to put up commemorative plaques has been central to the role of English Heritage’s Blue Plaques Team.

Isaac Johnson Blue Plaque, Woodbridge

Plaque to Isaac Johnson erected by the Woodbridge Society at 7 Market Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Drawing upon many years of experience, the team has provided information regarding subjects such as funding, selection criteria, historical research, gaining consents, plaque design, manufacture, installation and unveilings.

In spring 2010, this knowledge was condensed into a comprehensive advice and guidance document, 'Celebrating People & Place', covering all aspects of work on commemorative plaques. It is available both online and in hard copy.

In summer 2012, a register of plaque schemes across England was compiled to assist anyone looking to erect a plaque or start a scheme locally. The listing will help you see at a glance what plaque activity there is in your area.


Nationwide Plaques and Schemes




Lived in London: Blue Plaques and the Stories Behind Them

This comprehensive book tells the stories behind 800 of the capital's plaques.

Book: Lived in London