Save Undershaw!

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. There are plans to change the house through development, dividing it into three separate townhomes. This will destroy Conan Doyle's original design and the integrity of Undershaw forever.

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.)

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

The game is afoot! Save Undershaw!


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


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:


  • Danny Somewhat ironically - there is absolutely no mystery as to why Undershaw should be saved - it's an important part of our national heritage of course! Elementary my dear... friends!

  • Maureen Johnson I must confess that I have only really begun to appreciate Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's gift of Sherlock Holmes to the world. But what a blessing his gift has been! It goes without saying that preserving Undershaw would be the least we can do to show our thanks for the legacy Sir Conan Doyle has left for generations to come.

  • Mike Jennings Onward and upward

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