About Green Plaques

We initiated the Green Plaque Scheme in 2007/08 and there are currently 16 green plaques around the borough. The aim of the scheme is to highlight people, places, and events which have made a difference to the borough of Wandsworth and shaped its history.

Plaques are being steadily unveiled in parts of the borough including Balham, Battersea, Putney, Tooting and Wandsworth.

How it differs from the National Blue Plaque scheme

While English Heritage operates the National Blue Plaque scheme in which a blue plaque is placed on a building where an individual of national historical importance lived, we developed this concept by marking places of general interest so that it includes buildings and sites of local historical importance as well as individuals.

The aim is to create a deeper pride in the Borough and local areas and widen residents' knowledge of the area in which they live by the installation of green plaques.

Other plaques

A variety of organisations have erected plaques within or close to the borough's boundaries and include: