The English Heritage blue plaque scheme commemorates the link between notable figures of the past and the buildings in which they lived and worked.

Traditionally, blue plaques were only in London, but for a six-year period to 2005 they were also erected in a few other cities, including Portsmouth.

Seven plaques were erected in Portsmouth. The plaques can be seen from the public road, but all are on private property, including two in school grounds.

The locations of the English Heritage blue plaques are:

PersonLocation of blue plaque
Lieutenant Norman Holbrooke VC, 1888-1976 Submariner and hero of the DardanellesHe grew up at the house which is now St Johns College, Warleigh, Grove Road South, Southsea
Fred T Jane, 1865-1916 Naval author, artist and propagandist Between 1898-1911, he lived at 17 Elphinstone Road, Southsea
Rudyard Kipling, 1865-1936 Writer and Nobel LaureateBetween 1871-77, as a boy, he lived at 4 Campbell Road, Southsea
Thomas Ellis Owen, 1804-1862 Architect and developer of SouthseaFrom 1849 he lived at the house which is now Portsmouth High School for Girls, Dovercourt, Kent Road, Southsea
Peter Sellers, 1925-1980 Actor and comedianBorn in the house now the Mayfair Restaurant, 96 Castle Road, Southsea
Commander Edwin Unwin VC, 1864-1950 Hero of GallipoliLived at 12 Helena Road, Southsea
Dame Frances A Yates, 1899-1981 Renaissance historianBorn at 53 Victoria Road North, Southsea

Other plaque schemes have operated in the city, such as those put up by Portsmouth City Council to commemorate W L Wyllie, Arthur Conan Doyle and John Pounds, amongst others.

Plaques also include one erected at 12 High Street, Old Portsmouth to mark the founding of Portsmouth Football Club in 1898.

Follow the link for more information about memorials and commemorative plaques in Portsmouth.