This Visitor Attraction Directory lists all the Blue Plaques that are to be found in and around Marlborough town centre that have been linked together into a circular walk, more details of which, plus an on-line map, can be found by clicking here.
Click on a Plaque name in the first column to view an individual web page with the full details.
|William Golding house: Blue Plaque A
William Golding: 1911-1993 author and Nobel Literature Laureate lived in a house by The Green in Marlborough.
"Our house was on The Green, that close-like square, tilted south"
|Battle of Marlborough: Blue Plaque B
Near this place, on 5th December 1642, a Royalist army fought their way into the town and defeated the Parliamentary garrison.
|Shakespeare's company: Blue Plaque C
The Lord Chamberlain's Men (Shakespeare's company) performed in the courtyard of The White Hart through this archway in the 1590's.
"All the world's a stage"
|Samuel Pepys: Blue Plaque D
In 1668 Samuel Pepys, the diarist, stayed in this building which was previously part of the 'Hart' inn and found:
"a pretty fair town for a street or two" with "pent-houses supported with pillars which makes it a good walk"
|Eglantyne Mary Jebb: Blue Plaque E
Eglantyne Mary Jebb (1876-1928), founder of the 'Save The Children Fund' taught in this building when it was St Peter's School.
|Statutes of Marlborough: Blue Plaque F
The Statutes of Marlborough 1267, Henry III: an Act of Parliament passed in the Great Hall of Marlborough Castle near this place.
"He made many statutes for the betterment of his realm and the manifestation of Common Justice"
|Thomas Wolsey ordained: Blue Plaque G
Thomas Wolsey (1473-1530), Cardinal, Archbishop of York and Lord Chancellor of England, was ordained as a priest in St Peter's church on 10th March 1498.
|Great Fire of Marlborough: Blue Plaque H
The Great Fire of Marlborough began near this place on 28th April 1653 at the house of Francis Freemen, tanner:
"where in three hours were consumed at least 250 houses"
|Hancock brothers: Blue Plaque I
Thomas Hancock (1786-1865), inventor of the vulcanisation process for rubber, and his brother Walter Hancock (1799-1852), inventor of the passenger steam road carriage, lived here.
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