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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:

  • Arthur Watson
    Arthur Watson United Kingdom
    Mar 15, 2016
    Mar 15, 2016
    We also need help to get recognition of sites in Plymouth and on Dartmouth associated with Conan-Doyle's books.
  • Judy Norman
    Judy Norman United Kingdom, Farnborough
    Feb 23, 2016
    Feb 23, 2016
    I think this iconic building should be preserved and as far as possible re created as the home of Conan Doyle as a museum to the man.As a country we spend far too much money on other countries and nationalities and not enough on our Heritage for the world to see.
  • Josephine Hall
    Josephine Hall United Kingdom, Birmingham
    Feb 03, 2016
    Feb 03, 2016
    I spent my wedding night here many years ago because it was the home ofSir Arthur and agree wholeheartedly with its preservation......
  • Joshua Christian
    Joshua Christian United Kingdom, Winchester
    Jan 25, 2016
    Jan 25, 2016
    This jewel in the crown of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's history regarding the rich literary gift he bestowed upon us by giving us Sherlock Holmes, cannot be allowed to be desecrated in any way, shape or form.
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