Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Undershaw Needs You!

I am looking for someone who has survived the credit crunch, a thriving company, football team, celebrity or individual that will help the Undershaw Preservation Trust save Conan Doyle's historical house Undershaw from the property developers who want to build modern apartments on the site of outstanding beauty. The Trust would like to see Undershaw opened as a Museum and Cafeteria welcoming visitors worldwide.

Undershaw is situated in a 4 acre area surrounded by National Trust land in Hindhead, Surrey. There are several new housing estates being constructed within just walking distance from Undershaw and we really do not want another residential complex in the area. The house must remain as one and not be split up into flats - this will take away the character of the property and the beauty of its past.

If there is anyone out there that would like to own the house with the view to throwing it open on certain days of the year or someone to pledge a generous donation to help the Undershaw Preservation Trust then I urge you to get in touch. For further history of the house and Conan Doyle, please contact John Gibson, the Trust's director on 01372 453147. Only genuine interested parties please.

Undershaw is a grade II listed building where Conan Doyle wrote the return of Sherlock Holmes and his most famous novel 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'

The photograph below is the view from Conan Doyle's bedroom looking down into the Nutcombe Valley and onto the South Downs. Don't allow this view to disappear from the public gaze.

"A splendid window opening to a vista of unknown country there"

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