Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Fight to Save Conan Doyle's House

Julian Barnes writes to save Conan Doyle's House in 'Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Property Developers', The Guardian, 8 July 2006.

Millionaire Sherlockians should contact the Victorian Society: http://www.victoriansociety.org.uk/

Undershaw as it stands today

Those wishing to urge on Waverley borough council when it considers the listed building application should write to Mrs Wright, Planning Department, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1HR.

From the article:
'There is a poignant timeliness in the recent news of a planning application to break up Undershaw, Arthur Conan Doyle's former house in Hindhead, Surrey, into several smaller homes. It was entirely because of Doyle's first wife Louise, known as Touie, that the house came into being; and it was exactly 100 years ago this week, on July 4 1906, that she died there.'

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