Yesterday I finally stood (and sat) in the grounds of Undershaw.

The house is in a shocking state. You really cannot grasp how bad it is until you are there. The sooner it is rescued from those who see it purely in cash terms the better. We should all continue to hope things turn out well.

Afterwards I met John Gibson the co-author of the famous Conan Doyle Bibliography.

He was very generous with his time and I feel that he will be a great help with information for my book on the Undershaw years.


  1. It does look a bit of a wreck, but must have been amazing to be there.

  2. It was amazing and sad but I left with hope which was more than I arrived with.

  3. Pleased to hear you were full of hope when you left Hindhead and hopefully feeling a little more optimistic about Undershaw's prospects.