|It is the home Arthur Conan Doyle had specially built for his wife Louise (Touie) who was suffering from tuberculosis.
It is the only historic, literary house (apart from Thomas Hardy’s) that was designed by the resident writer.
|It is where Arthur Conan Doyle wrote most of his well-known works, including The Hound of the Baskervilles. It was where Arthur Conan Doyle was residing when he received his his knighthood.|
|From 1907 to 1921 the house was rented out.
Since 2004 the house fell into a state of disrepair.It also served as a hotel for a period of time.
|In 2010 it was reported that plans were underway to redevelop the home into multi-unit apartments.The Undershaw Preservation Trust is busy gaining support from Sherlockians/Doyleans world-wide to stop this destruction.|
|There are several things we can do to help support the Undershaw Preservation Trust:We can ‘like’ them on facebook. Like them for all they stand for. For taking a stand and campaigning for a great cause.Sign the online petition, which can be found on the Save Undershaw website.Support fundraising efforts by purchasing from their online shop.Gather a group for a photo shoot in your town and send a letter of support.||The Stormy Petrels are putting together a resolution in support, and are hoping to get together for a photo.Since Undershaw is located in Haslemere, Surrey, England, it would be interesting to get together in Hazlemere in Surrey, just south of Vancouver.Please take steps to help preserve this historic home before the judicial review in May.