Blyth Town Heritage Trail
The heritage trail was launched in June 2020 and we hope this will be of interest to residents and visitors alike.
The trail follows all 19 of our blue plaques placed in areas of significance around Blyth. It includes detailed historical information surrounding each commemorative piece.
The virtual heritage trail can be accessed via mobile device - if you would like to follow along.
A printed version has been distributed to community centres accross Blyth and Blyth library. After the current lockdown, it is our intention to distribute these further afield.
Send Us Your Nominations
Although the consultation period has ended, we are happy to receive nominations at any time. Nominations, together with background information, should be made by letter or email to the Town Council. If it is a person being nominated we would like to know either where they were born or spent most of their lives. If a building no longer exists we could commemorative the site/location.
Blyth Town Council
Arms Evertyne House
Blyth Northumberland NE24 2AS
Central Conservation Area
The growth of the commercial and retail heart of Blyth’s town centre led to the prosperous development of many of the buildings we see today. The impressive architectural features come from the economic wealth of Blyth during the 19th and 20th centuries. From 2012 to 2016 many of the buildings were restored through a grant scheme called a Townscape Heritage Initiative funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Northumberland County Council.
With the assistance of ARCH and supported through the Heritage Lottery Fund a free heritage guide was produced by the North of England Civic Trust and has been published by the Town Council in partnership with Blyth Local History Society.
Click here to view the leaflet (Opens in a new window)
Copies are available at the Library and the Kiosk at the bus station.
With kind permission of Arriva, information boards have been installed at the bus station.