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A-Z of Islington's Plaques

African National Congress (1978-1994)

London headquarters of the ANC

28 Penton Street, N1 London Borough of Islington/Nubian Jak Community Trust plaque (Feb 2010)

 

Archway Toll Gate (1813-1864) 

1 Pauntley Street, N19

London Borough of Islington plaque

 

George Baxter (1804-1867)

Artist and craftsman

11 Northampton Square, EC1 Private plaque

 

Charles Bowerman (1851-1947)

Veteran of the printing trade union movement

4 Battledean Road, N5 London Borough of Islington plaque

 Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), composer

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Composer

8 Halliford Street, N1 London Borough of Islington plaque (Oct 1985)

 

Thomas Britton (1644-1714)

The musical coalman

Jerusalem Passage, EC1 London Borough of Islington plaque

 

Lord Fenner Brockway (1889-1988)

Pacifist and politician

60 Myddelton Square, EC1 London Borough of Islington plaque

 

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Composer

39-45 Finsbury Square, EC2 Brunel University plaque (1976)

 

Jabez Bunting (1779-1858)

Wesleyan Methodist

30 Myddelton Square, EC1 London Borough of Islington plaque

 

William Caslon (1692-1766)

Typefounder

21-23 Chiswell Street, EC1 London County Council plaque

 

Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914)

Politician, statesman and businessman

25 Highbury Place, N5 London County Council plaque (1915)

 

Wallace Bligh Cheesman (1865-1947)

Founder of the Fawcett Association

8 Highbury Grange, N5 London Borough of Islington plaque

Caroline Chisholm (1808-1877), philanthropist and 'the emigrants' friend'

 

Caroline Chisholm (1808-1877)

Philanthropist and 'the emigrants' friend'

32 Charlton Place, N1 Greater London Council plaque

 

City Pesthouse (1593-1736)

Bath Street, EC1

London Borough of Islington plaque

 

City Road Turnpike (1766-1864)

112 City Road, EC1

London Borough of Islington plaque

 

Clerks' Well

14-16 Farringdon Lane, EC1

Metropolitan Borough of Finsbury plaque

 

Collins' Music Hall (1862-1958)

10-11 Islington Green, N1

Greater London Council plaque

 

William Compton (1851-1913)

Politician

Northampton Square, EC2 Plaque of unknown origin

 

Copenhagen Fields (21 April 1834)

Thousand marched in support of the Tolpuddle Martyrs who had been sentenced to transportation to Australia.

Clock Tower, Caledonian Park, Market Road, N7

London Borough of Islington plaque

 

Copenhagen House (early 17th century-1855)

Famous tavern and tea garden

& Caledonian Market (1870s-1939)

Clock Tower, Caledonian Park, Market Road, N7

London Borough of Islington plaque

 

Coppice Row Turnpike (c1750-1830)

Farringdon Road/Roseberry Avenue, EC1 London Borough of Islington plaque

 

John Cranfield (1770-1790)

Clock maker

33 St John's Lane, EC1 Private plaque

 

Alexander Cruden (1699-1770)

Humanist scholar and intellectual

45 Camden Passage, N1 Chapel Market Stallholders Association plaque

 

George Cruikshank (1792-1878), engraver and illustrator

George Cruikshank (1792-1878)

Engraver and Illustrator

N1 69-71 Amwell Street London Borough of Islington plaque

 

Charles Cruft (1852-1938)

Dog show promoter

Ashurst Lodge, Highbury Grove, N5 London Borough of Islington plaque

 

Dame Alice Owen’s Girls’ School

Site of heavy casualties during the Blitz, 15 Oct 1940

Owen's Fields, Goswell Road, EC1 Plaque of unknown origin (No longer in situ)

 

James Edmondson (1857-1931)

Highbury builder

86 Highbury Park, N5 London Borough of Islington plaque (October 2013)

 

Michael Faraday (1791-1867)

Scientist

7 Barnsbury Grove, N7 Private plaque

 

Edward Alleyn's Fortune Theatre (c1600)

Fortune Street, EC1

Plaque of unknown origin

 

Edith Garrud (1872-1971) 'The suffragette who knew jui-jitsu'

60 Thornhill Square, N1 London Borough of Islington - Islington People's Plaque (June 2012)

 

Carlo Gatti (1817-1878)

Location of an ice well built by the Swiss entrepreneur

445 Caledonian Road, N7 Plaque of unknown origin

 

First gay rights demonstration (27 Nov 1970)

Highbury Crescent, N7

OutRage! plaque

 

Kate Greenaway (1846-1901)

Childrens' book illustrator and artist

147 Upper Street, N1 London Borough of Islington plaque (Aug 1985)

 

Joseph Grimaldi (1778-1837)

Clown

56 Exmouth Market, EC1 English Heritage plaque (1989)

 

John Groom (1845-1919)

Philanthropist

8 Sekforde Street, EC1 English Heritage plaque

 

Highbury Barn

Highbury Barn Tavern, Highbury Park, N5

London Borough of Islington plaque (No longer in situ)

 

Highbury Corner V1 attack (27 Jun 1944)

Memorial to the dead, injured and bereaved

Highbury Corner, N5 Plaque of unknown origin

 

Edward Irving (1792-1834)

Founder of the Catholic Apostolic Church

3 Claremont Square, N1 Greater London Council plaque

 

Florence Keen (1868-1942)

Founder of the North Islington Infant Welfare Centre and School for Mothers in Manor Gardens, Holloway in 1913.

Manor Gardens Centre, Manor Gardens, N7 Islington People's Plaque (July 2013)

 

Sir Arthur Keith (1866-1955)

Physiologist and anthropologist

17 Aubert Park, N5 London Borough of Islington plaque

 

Jack Kennedy (1935-2003)

Campaigner for justice, equality, and workers' rights

166 Drayton Park, N5 Islington People's Plaque (Mar 2013) 

 

The Keskidee (1971-1992)

Britain's first arts and cultural centre for the Black community

Gifford Street, N1 London Borough of Islington plaque  (Apr 2011)

 

Charles ‘Elia’ Lamb (1775-1834)

Essayist

64 Duncan Terrace, N1 London County Council plaque

 

Edward Lear (1812-1888)

Artist, illustrator and writer

Bowman's Mews, Seven Sisters Road, N1 London Borough of Islington plaque

 

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924)

Founder of the USSR

Royal Scot Hotel, King's Cross Road, EC1 London County Council plaque (1962 /1972)

 

George Leybourne (1842-1884), music hall comedian: ‘Champagne Charlie'

George Leybourne (1842-1884)

Music hall comedian: ‘Champagne Charlie'

136 Englefield Road, N1 Greater London Council plaque

 

Louis MacNiece (1907-1963)

Poet

52 Canonbury Park South, N1 English Heritage plaque

 

Cyril Mann (1911-1980)

Artist and sculptor

Bevin Court, Cruikshank Road, WC1. London Borough of Islington - Islington People's Plaque (September 2013)

 

Edward Massey (1772-1852)

Clock maker

33 St John's Lane, EC1 Private plaque

 

Alexander McQueen (1969-2010)

Fashion designer

11 Aberdeen Road, N5 London Borough of Islington plaque (March 2014)

 

Joe Meek (1929-1967)

Record producer: 'The Telstar Man'

304 Holloway Road, N7 Plaque of unknown origin

 

John Moor (1801-1875)

Clock maker

33 St John's Lane, EC1 Private plaque

 

Dadabhai Naoroji (1825-1917)

First South Asian Member of Parliament

Finsbury Town Hall, EC1 Plaque of unknown origin

 

James Bronterre O'Brien (1797-1864)

Chartist writer

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, Donegal Street, N1 London Borough of Islington plaque

 

Joe Orton (1933-1967)

Playwright

25 Noel Road, N1 London Borough of Islington plaque

 

George Orwell (1903-1950)

Novelist and essayist

27 Canonbury Square, N1 London Borough of Islington plaque

 

Tom Paine (1737-1809)

Revolutionary and author

Angel Square (Memorial to ‘The Rights of Man’ – not a plaque)

 

Dan Parkes (1946-1989)

Clock maker

33 St John's Lane, EC1 Private plaque

 

Peacock Inn (1564-1962)

Old coaching inn

11 Islington High Street, N1 London Borough of Islington plaque

 

The Peasants’ Revolt (1381)

Commemorating the burning and destruction of Highbury Manor

Highbury Barn Tavern, N5 London Borough of Islington - Islington People's Plaque (Jun 2011)

 

Samuel Phelps (1804-1878)

Actor and manager of Sadler's Wells Theatre

8 Canonbury Square, N1 London County Council plaque (1911)

 

Christopher Pinchbeck (1670-1732)

Clock maker

33 St John's Lane, EC1 Private plaque

 

Riceyman Steps

Setting for the novel by Arnold Bennett

Gwynne Place, WC1 Amwell Society plaque

 

Sir Frances Ronalds (1788-1873)

Meteorologist, inventor and pioneer of electric telegraphy

1 Highbury Terrace, N5 London Borough of Islington Plaque (August 2013)

 

Thomas Hosmer Shepherd (1793-1864)

Artist who portrayed London

26 Batchelor Street, N1 Greater London Council plaque (1976)



Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942)


Artist

1 Highbury Place, N5 London Borough of Islington plaque (replaced Jul 2011)

 

Joseph Simms (1745-1770)

Clock maker

33 St John's Lane, EC1 Private plaque

 

Sir Michael Sobell (1892-1993)

Contributed to the building of the Sobell Leisure Centre

Sobell Leisure Centre, Hornsey Road, N7 London Borough of Islington/Sobell Foundation plaque (Sep 2010)

 

Social Democratic Foundation (1926-1937)

Headquarters

54 Colebrooke Row, N1 London Borough of Islington plaque

 

Spa Green (discovered 1685)

Spa known as the New Tunbridge Wells

Lloyd's Row, EC1 Plaque of unknown origin

 

St John Street Turnpike (1746-1830)

Tunbridge House, St John Street, EC1

London Borough of Islington plaque

 

St John's Gate (1504)

Entry to the Priory of the Knights of St John

St John's Square/St John's Lane, EC1 Plaque of unknown origin

 

Marie Stopes (1880-1958)

Site of the first Mothers' Clinic in 1921

61 Marlborough Road, N19 London Borough of Islington plaque

 

Edward Suess (1831-1914), geologist, economist and statesman

Edward Suess (1831-1914)

Geologist, economist and statesman

4 Duncan Terrace, N1 Geological Society of London plaque (1929)

 

James Hudson Taylor (1832-1905)

Premises for the work of the China Inland Mission, founded 1865

6 Pyrland Road, N5 Private plaque

 

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)

Novelist

Clerkenwell Road, EC1 Private plaque

 

Thomas Tompion (1639-1713)

Clock maker

33 St John's Lane, EC1 Private plaque

 

The Triffids (1985)

Site where the album 'Born Sandy Devotional' was recorded

27 Britton Street, EC1 Private plaque

 

James Upjohn (1765-1794)

Clock maker

33 St John's Lane, EC1 Private plaque

 

Jim Veal (1931-2006)

Community campaigner

Jim Veal Drive, N7 London Borough of Islington/Southern Housing Group plaque (Jul 2010)

 

Kenneth Williams (1926-1988)

Comedy actor and writer

13/15 Bingfield Street, N1 London Borough of Islington plaque (Jun 2010)

 

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797)

Writer, teacher and feminist who opened a school for girls at Newington Green in 1784

Newington Green Primary School, Newington Green, N16 London Borough of Islington plaque (Mar 2011)

 

John Wright (1907-1991)

Founder of the Little Angel Theatre

Little Angel Theatre, Dagmar Passage, N1 London Borough of Islington - Islington People's Plaque (Jul 2011)