Blue Plaque

The Blue Plaque

Heritage Trail in Rotherham

Rotherham District Civic Society is proud to have an impressive Blue Plaque scheme that is recognised and celebrated as a symbol of Rotherham's heritage and a living footprint of the Towns history. The increasing number of Blue Plaques unveiled serves as a permanent reminder to the important contributions of the history of Rotherham, the country and the World.

The Rotherham District Civic Society commemorates the contributions, lives and notable influences it has excerted together with succesful people from all walks of life.

Supported by Donations

The long term future of the Blue Plaque scheme relies upon the generosity of those who value its historic significance. As a Registered Charity we seek everyone support to continue the recognition and placement of these important markers.

The approximate manufacturing cost of a Blue Plaque is £500. If you value the work of the Rotherham District Civic Society please consider making a donation no matter how small.

You can make a donation:-

You can now listen to the narrative of each unvielled Blue Place to accompany the "Discovering Rotherham Blue Plaque Booklet". If you have enjoyed listening, please consider making a small donation.

There is also a link to Google Maps locating the many sites which forms Rotherham's Heritage Trail . The purpose of this trail is to help both residents and visitors to discover the many different aspects of Rotherham’s heritage, and the Civic Society’s role in helping to preserve it.

We would love to hear your thoughts about the trail and how long it takes. How did you visit the many places of interest, on Foot, Bike, Car or Bus?

The map will continue to become populated so please keep visiting the site.

Have we missed a place, event or a person of importance out? Why not get in touch!


Blue Plaque Scheme.

The Blue Plaque Scheme Audio files can also be access through  SoundCloud

Blue Plaque Audio Library 

Blue Plaque Introduction (Male)

The Blue Plaque Scheme

The Blue Plaque - Introduction

Hewett Cottrell Watson (1804 - 1881)

Ebenezer Elliot (1781 - 1849)

William Mason MA (1725 - 1797)

Rose Heseltine (1822 - 1917)

Sir Donald Coleman Bailey OBE (1901 - 1985)

Ann Hinchliffe (1805 -1873)

Frederick Seward  Trueman OBE (1931 - 2006)

Derek Dalton (1947 - 1993)

Peter Bartle (1932 - 2006)

Charles Sargent Jagger MC ARA (1885 - 1934)

William Green (1717 - 1777)

The Cutlers Arms  

Ivy Cottage - PArish Workhouse

Fred Kichen (1890 - 1969)

Dorothy Greene (1899 - 1998)

Tommy James (1898 - 1971)

John Mason (1831 - 1914)

Thomas Badger (1793 - 1862)

The Charity School - The Bluecoat School

James Edward Knight (1867 - 1930)

Charles Sydney Gibbs (1876 - 1963)

4 Station Road Masbrough

Thomas Rotherham (1423 - 1500)

Arthur Wharton (1865 - 1930)