Heritage Plaques

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Islington’s Heritage Plaques showcase our culturally rich and colourful heritage by commemorating the significant people, places, and events in the borough. There are currently 102 plaques spread out on various sites across the borough. Search the full list of Heritage Plaques below and be inspired by some of the amazing people, places and events of Islington.

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Sir Henry Bessemer (1813-1898)

Famous inventor, who devised the Bessemer process for the mass production of steel. 15 Northampton Square.

A City University plaque, unveiled in May 2017.

David Gestetner (1854-1939)

Developer of Office Copying Machinery. 124 Highbury New Park, N7.

A English Heritage Plaque, unveiled in 1989.

Carlo Gatti (1817-1878)

Location of an ice well built by the Swiss entrepreneur. 445 Caledonian Road, N7.

Thomas Tompion (1639-1713)

Clock Maker. 33 St John's Lane, EC1.

Joseph Simms (1745-1770)

Clock Maker. 33 St John's Lane, EC1.

John Moor (1801-1875)

Clock Maker. 33 St John's Lane, EC1.

John Cranfield (1770-1790)

Clock Maker. 33 St John's Lane, EC1.

James Upjohn (1765-1794)

Clock Maker. 33 St John's Lane, EC1.

George Baxter (1804-1867)

Artist and Craftsman. 11 Northampton Square, EC1.

Edward Massey (1772-1852)

Clock Maker. 33 St John's Lane, EC1.

Dan Parkes (1946-1989)

Clock Maker. 33 St John's Lane, EC1.

Christopher Pinchbeck (1670-1732)

Clock Maker. 33 St John's Lane, EC1.