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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:

  • Fam. Prins
    Fam. Prins Netherlands, Amsterdam
    Aug 27, 2015
    Aug 27, 2015
    Keep up the good work!
  • M. Brown
    M. Brown United Kingdom
    Aug 13, 2015
    Aug 13, 2015
    This is a truly special building, it should be preserved and restored and allowed to be a place where Shirlock Holmes/Conan Doyle fans can visit and enjoy the sense of history.
    Any other development or use would be a great loss to our heritage.
  • Carolyn Ward
    Carolyn Ward United Kingdom, London
    Aug 12, 2015
    Aug 12, 2015
    I am pleased to support the work to save Undershaw which as an important part of our heritage.
  • 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!
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