Sherlock's home saved

The house in which Arthur Conan Doyle wrote some of his most famous Sherlock Holmes books cannot be split up into separate homes.

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Undershaw saved

The house in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote "the Hounds of the Baskervilles" cannot be turned into separate flats. Developers hoped to turn "Undershaw" near Hindhead in Surrey into new homes. The property has stood empty for 6 years.

But the Royal Courts of Justice, says that Waverley Borough Council's decision to grant planning permission for nine separate homes at Undershaw should be quashed because of flaws in the planning consultation process.

We've been campaigning to save Undershaw since 2006. As the house commissioned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for his own family’s occupation Undershaw has international significance. It was at Undershaw that Doyle wrote his most famous work.'

– Dr Ian Dungavell, Director of the Victorian Society


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