The City of Sunderland now has approximately 78 commemorative blue plaques spread out across the city, which mark buildings, places of interest or influential people with connections to the city.

Blue plaques map

Use this link to find all of our plaques on an interactive map.

Blue plaques booklet

This booklet shows you all of our plaques in detail.

Please note this list is not exhaustive. If anyone has any information relating to other blue plaques not included on the list then please do contact the heritage team at

Suggestions submitted for 2019 are for local Councillor Ellen Bell (1919) and Joseph Swan (1914) which will be installed later this year.

If anyone is considering installing a blue plaque within the city please see Icon for pdf Guidelines for Blue Plaques in Sunderland [92.59KB] for further information.