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Ecclesiastical pleased to be a member of the Blue Plaque Scheme

Clare Pardy, Fine Art & Heritage Development Director

What is the Blue Plaque scheme?

English Heritage's Blue Plaques scheme was founded in 1866. The aim of the scheme is to commemorate the link between a figure of the past and the building in which they lived or worked. 

What are the criteria for a Blue Plaque?

In order to be approved for a plaque, nominated figures must be judged by the Blue Plaques Panel to have met a set of criteria. These include:  

  • They should be regarded as eminent within their own profession or calling

  • Their achievements should have made an exceptional impact in terms of public recognition or their achievements deserve national recognition

  • They should have been dead for twenty years

  • They should have lived in London for a significant period, in time or importance, within their life and work

  • The London building in which they lived or worked should still survive and must not have a significantly altered exterior

How is the Blue Plaque scheme funded?

The English Heritage Blue Plaques scheme is generously supported by David Pearl, the Blue Plaques Club, and members of the public.

How can you submit a Blue Plaque nomination?

To make a nomination, visit the Blue Plaques pages on the English Heritage website and complete the nomination form.

What does it mean to be part of the Blue Plaque Club for Ecclesiastical?

As the pre-eminent insurer of old and listed property in the UK, Ecclesiastical has a special interest in the Blue Plaque scheme and through our long standing relationship with English Heritage was delighted to become a founder member of the Club.  Blue Plaques are such a fascinating part of the London landscape with wonderful stories to tell and our hope is that this club will help to make them better known and understood.

Ecclesiastical Insurance Group plc (EIG) Reg No 1718196. Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc (EIO) Reg No 24869. Ecclesiastical Life Ltd (ELL) Reg No 243111. Ecclesiastical Financial Advisory Services Ltd (EFAS) Reg No 2046087. Ecclesiastical Underwriting Management Ltd (EUML) Reg No 2368571. E.I.O. Trustees Ltd Reg No 941199. EdenTree Investment Management Ltd (EIM) Reg No 2519319. All companies are registered in England at Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester GL1 1JZ. EIO and ELL are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 113848 (EIO) and 110318 (ELL). EFAS and EIM are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference Number 126123 (EFAS) and 527473 (EIM). EUML is an appointed representative of EIO who is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 402228.