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Save Undershaw!

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Save Undershaw!

“Come, Watson, come!” [Holmes] cried. “The game is afoot. Not a word! Into your clothes and come!”
So begins The Adventure of the Abbey Grange as Holmes and Watson rush to assist Stanley Hopkins. Time was of the essence then, and so it is to us now in the race to save Undershaw, former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in Hindhead, Surrey, UK.

Your immediate assistance is needed to show the world that saving Undershaw, where The Hound of the Baskervilles and all of The Return of Sherlock Holmes were written, is of great importance to Sherlockians everywhere.

We are gathering signatures from Sherlockians all over the world to show that the preservation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's house as he designed it is of great concern to us--now, and for the generations which will follow us. It is imperative that we show our support before it is too late.

Signers of this petition urge Waverley Borough Council to reject the planning application which would be so detrimental to the building, causing us all to lose this unique connection to the cultural icon of Sherlock Holmes through his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.*

Won't you please complete this petition and add your name to the cause? Please include a positive comment to express your support regarding this literary treasure which may soon be lost to us all. (NOTE: Your information will not be used nor shared with anyone.)

*Wording has been updated to reflect the current threat to Undershaw, but the petition reflects people’s intention to protect Undershaw from any and all development which would be detrimental to the historical significance of this home.

The Undershaw Preservation Trust sincerely thanks you
for your time and effort on behalf of Undershaw.

The game is afoot! Save Undershaw!

Sponsor

Jacquelynn Morris, U.S. Ambassador for The Undershaw Preservation Trust

Links

Visit our site for more information about the campaign to save Undershaw.


Friends of Undershaw--our campaign owes a great debt of gratitude for the support of the following:

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Aug 02, 2015
    Aug 02, 2015
    Beautiful house. It would be such a loss. No one builds houses like this anymore. Only matchboxes to 'live' in!
  • patricia
    patricia United Kingdom, Exeter
    Jul 31, 2015
    Jul 31, 2015
    Same sort of council down here no thought for our heritage as usual they can never see it brings in tourism and money and keeps one of the great stories by this man alive all over the world.
  • Bob Pokrant
    Bob Pokrant Australia, Coolbellup
    Jul 17, 2015
    Jul 17, 2015
    A great writer and believer in justice. His memory should be preserved in the home where he wrote many wonderful stories.
  • Cynna Rogers
    Cynna Rogers United States, Mesa
    Jun 25, 2015
    Jun 25, 2015
    I am a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes and it would be devastating to see this house destroyed. Thank you for starting this petition.
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