Blue plaques are a familiar sight across the city of Brighton & Hove.
Below you'll find more information about the Blue Plaque Scheme, as well as a list of plaques situated around the city.
What is a Blue Plaque?
A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person or event - serving as a kind of historical marker.
Commemorative plaque schemes exist across much of England and indeed other countries around the world. The first formal scheme, however, was launched in England, with Brighton's scheme starting in 1923.
Nominate a Commemorative Plaque
- Download a Commemorative Plaque Nomination Form (61 KB - PDF)
As The Commemorative Plaque Panel consists of nominated and elected volunteers from national and local amenity groups, when submitting a nomination please include as much information as possible, such as research undertaken into the nominee and any correspondence with the freeholder of the property. Once a nomination has been received for approval the Panel will be able to guide you through the process from obtaining listed building consent, when necessary, to the wording on the plaque and the unveiling event.
Please note that all plaques need to be funded and the approximate cost for the creation and installation of a commemorative plaque is £1200.
Commemorative Plaques in the City of Brighton & Hove
There are over 130 commemorative plaques across the city installed in recognition of a variety of people and events. Different mediums have been used over the years including the Portland Stone ones of the famous Eric Gill, to bronze, Westmorland Green slate and the present porcelain blue and white items.
Alongside internationally renowned figures from history such as Charles Dickens, Sir Winston Churchill and Rudyard Kipling you will also discover less well-known innovators such as Doreen Valiente the Mother of Modern Witchcraft and William Friese-Green who pioneered cinematography.
Please note, whilst care has been taken to ensure that the information on this list is correct, it is intended as a guide only.