Fight to save Conan Doyle house

Plans for the development of a house where the man who created Sherlock Holmes once lived are the subject of a Judicial Review in the High Court later.

The house that resurrected Sherlock

Campaigners fighting to save the home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle from being turned into flats will take their case to the High Court today.

In 2010, we visited Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's former home in Surrey. It was built as a retreat for him and his first wife, who was unwell. We spoke to his nephew, Richard Doyle and to Lynn Gale from the Undershaw Preservation Trust.

Fight to save Conan Doyle house

Undershaw Credit: Undershaw Preservation Trust

Plans for the development of a house where the man who created Sherlock Holmes once lived are the subject of a Judicial Review in the High Court later.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle lived at Undershaw, at Hindhead in Surrey, between 1897 and 1907.

The building became a hotel in the 1920s but has been empty for six years and has fallen into disrepair.

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