Regrettably, Undershaw remains known for things that it really shouldn't be known for. Rather like the errors in Conan Doyle's autobiography that were accepted as truth for decades, things are said about Undershaw and Conan Doyle's time there that are stretching the truth.
The most notable of these is that it is where Conan Doyle wrote The Hound of the Baskervilles - in fact Conan Doyle wrote, at most, a fraction at Undershaw. Most of the book was written in Norfolk, Dartmoor and London. However, it is, arguably,the most famous Sherlock Holmes story..so the story of its origins continues to get reported inaccurately.
What Undershaw can and should be known for is the resurrection of Sherlock Holmes in The Empty House (and much of the Return series) and the site of the death of Conan Doyle's first wife Louise.
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