Sir John Betjeman CBE
(1906-1984)

Died aged 77

Sir John Betjeman (; 28 August 1906 – 19 May 1984) was an English poet, writer, and broadcaster. He was Poet Laureate from 1972 until his death. He was a founding member of the Victorian Society and a passionate defender of Victorian architecture, helping to save St Pancras railway station from demolition. He began his career as a journalist and ended it as one of the most popular British Poets Laureate and a much-loved figure on British television.

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Commemorated on 7 plaques

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Sir John Betjeman 1906-1984 poet lived here 1908-1917

31 Highgate West Hill, Highgate, Camden, N6, London, United Kingdom where they lived

John Betjeman 1906-1984 poet lived here 1934-1945

Garrards Farmhouse, Uffington, United Kingdom where they lived

Sir John Betjeman 1906-1984 Poet Laureate lived here

43 Cloth Court, Cloth Fair, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Whitelocks Occupying a medieval Briggate burgage plot, it was first licensed as the Turk's Head in 1715. Rebuilt by the Whitelock family in the 1880s, it later extended into the row of Georgian working men's cottages. John Betjeman described it as 'the very heart of Leeds'

Briggate, Leeds, United Kingdom where they described it as 'the very heart of Leeds'

Betjeman Centenary 2nd September 2006 Chiltern Railways dedicate this plaque to the memory of Sir John Betjeman poet and friend of the railways 1906 - 1984

Melcombe Place , London, United Kingdom where they is commemorated

9 Church Street. This grand 18th Century Town House, much admired by Poet Laureate John Betjeman, housed the Local Council offices until they moved to the Town Hall in 1995. Nos. 3, 5 and 20 are also notable in this fine Georgian Street.

9 Church Street, Crewkerne, United Kingdom where they admired

Sir John Betjeman Poet Laureate attended school here c1911-1915

12 North Road, Highgate, London, United Kingdom where they attended school (1911-1915)