THERE are countless blue plaques dotted around Bournemouth.

From the JRR Tolkien at the Hotel Miramar to Mary Shelley's burial vault - there are scores of blue plaques across the town. 

English Heritage awards roughly 12 blue plaques each year to buildings where a person of note either lived, worked or died.

The blue plaque scheme originated in London in 1866 and has since gone on to inspire blue commemorative plaues up and down the country. 

We've plotted all of the blue plaques in Bournemouth on this interactive map: 

Ran by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council, a number of plaques have been erected over the years.

The Royal Bath Hotel, the Town Hall and The Granville Chambers all have plaques and another marks the first Quaker meeting house.

Hubert Parry

Bournemouth Echo:

Blue Plaque on Richmond Hill (By Mike Searle, CC BY-SA 2.0,) 

You'd be forgiven for never having noticed this blue plaque even though it's on one of the busiest roads in Bournemouth. 

This plaque can be found on Richmond Hill and sits in the place of the former Richmond Terrace - now the NCP car park. 

Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Baronet was a composer best known for creating the coronation anthem 'I was glad' and 'Jerusalem'.

Mary Shelley's burial vault

Bournemouth Echo:

Blue Plaque on St Peter's Church, Hinton Rd (By Ethan Doyle White - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,)

Celebrated novellist Mary Shelley has been honoured with a blue plaque on the side of St Peter's Church in  Hinton Road.

Famous for writing Frankenstein and The Modern Prometheus, Mary Shelley is buried at the church and had spent some of the best years of her life in Bournemouth. 

Aubrey Beardsley 

The mosaic memorial to Aubrey Beardsley is home to a memorial plaque for the cult illustrator from the 'Aesthethic' movement. 

At just 24-years-old Aubrey Beardsley was encouraged to come to Bournemouth for the sake of his health.

He lived first in Boscombe, and then in a house called ‘Muriel’, on the corner of Terrace Road and Exeter Road, just up from the Square. Unfortunately two years later he died of tuberculosis. 

His black ink drawings were influenced by Japanese woodcuts, and emphasized the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic.

 Beardsley's contribution to the development of the Art Nouveau and poster styles was significant despite his death at just 26. 

A memorial was erected on Exeter Road in 1996 for the illustrator and a commemorative plaque has also been stationed here. 

J.R.R Tolkien 

Bournemouth Echo:

Hotel Miramar in Bournemouth has strong links to JRR Tolkien - Echo

Author of The Lord of The Rings, J.R.R Tolkien frequented the Hotel Miramar in Bournemouth for a number of years and even had his own room. 

During his retirement fan obsession became so excessive that Tolkien and his wife edith moved to Bournemouth permanently. 

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There is a memorial plaque at the Hotel Miramar for Tolkien, where he wrote The Lord of The Rings.

Do you know of a location deserving a blue plaque? Let us know in the comments.