Waterloo Bridge

"We rattled across Waterloo Bridge and through miles of streets, until, to my astonishment, we found ourselves back in the terrace in which he had boarded." (Jefferson Hope)
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Jefferson Hope's journey

At last, having collected enough to keep life in him, he departed for Europe, and tracked his enemies from city to city, working his way in any menial capacity, but never overtaking the fugitives. When he reached St. Petersburg, they had departed for Paris; and when he followed them there, he learned that they had just set off for Copenhagen. At the Danish capital he was again a few days late, for they had journeyed on to London, where he at last succeeded in running them to earth.
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Carson City

"We must push for Carson City through the mountains."
“They will be upon our track by this time,” he said. “Everything depends upon our speed. Once safe in Carson, we may rest for the remainder of our lives.” (
Jefferson Hope)
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Eagle Ravine

"I have a mule and two horses waiting in the Eagle Ravine." (Jefferson Hope)

On the sixth day, he (
Jefferson Hope) reached the Eagle Canyon, from which they had commenced their ill-fated flight. Thence he could look down upon the home of the Saints.

Nevada Mountains

He (Jefferson Hope) and they had been among the Nevada Mountains prospecting for silver, and were returning to Salt Lake City in the hope of raising capital enough to work some lodes which they had discovered.
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Wasatch Mountains

From the great inland sea to the distant Wasatch Mountains there was no name better known than that of John Ferrier.
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Nauvoo to Salt Lake City

In the central portion of the great North American Continent there lies an arid and repulsive desert, which for many a long year served as a barrier against the advance of civilization. From the Sierra Nevada to Nebraska, and from the Yellowstone River in the north to the Colorado upon the south, is a region of desolation and silence.

In the whole world there can be no more dreary view than that from the northern slope of the
Sierra Blanco. As far as the eye can reach stretches the great flat plain-land, all dusted over with patches of alkali, and intersected by clumps of the dwarfish chaparral bushes.
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Mews at the back of Halliday's Private Hotel

Where the milk boy notice a ladder against one of the windows of the hotel.

Halliday's Private Hotel, Little George Street

Joseph Stangerson was murdered there.
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(Little George Street runs between Gt. Geo. St. and Broad Sanctuary in the top left-hand corner of the map)


"I noticed a Copenhagen label upon each of their trunks, showing that that had been their last stopping place." (Madame Charpentier)
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129 Camberwell Road

Address of John Underwood and Sons. The name inside Enoch J. Drebber's hat.
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Euston Station

Drebber and Stangerson intended to catch the Liverpool express from this station.
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Torquay Terrace, Camberwell

Address of the boarding house belonging to Madam Charpentier where Enoch J. Drebber and Joseph Stangerson stayed while in London.

This appears to be a fictional address)

3 Mayfield Place, Peckham

Address of Sally Denis, daughter of Mrs Sawyer.

This appears to be a fictional address)

13 Duncan Street, Houndsditch

Address of Mrs Sawyer who came to claim the lost wedding ring on behalf of her daughter.

This appears to be a fictional address)

Brixton Road

"I thought I would take a look round and see that all was right down the Brixton Road." (Constable John Rance)
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Henrietta Street

Constable John Rance and Constable Harry Murcher stood here for a while talking on the night of the murder.

(Henrietta St. runs into Covent Garden (centre of map) but whether this was 'the' Henrietta Street mentioned is another matter)
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Holland Grove

The beat of Constable Harry Murcher which adjoined that of Constable John Rance.
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(Top right-hand corner)

White Hart Tavern

There was a fight at the White Hart on the night of the murder of Enoch J. Drebber.

There was a pub known as the White Hart at 71 Loughborough Road which runs off the Brixton Road.
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Kennington Park Gate

Kennington Gate was one of the toll gates in London on the triangular piece of ground where the roads joined.
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46 Audley Court, Kennington Park Gate

Home of John Rance, the Police Constable who found the body of Enoch J. Drebber.
Audley Court appears to be a fictional address)

New York-Liverpool

"They (letters) are both from the Guion Steamship Company, and refer to the sailing of their boats from Liverpool. It is clear that this unfortunate man was about to return to New York.” (Inspector Gregson)
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American Exchange, Strand

"Two letters — one addressed to E. J. Drebber and one to Joseph Stangerson.”
“At what address?”
“American Exchange, Strand — to be left till called for."
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Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

This was the address printed on the cards in Enoch J. Drebber's card case.

It was but a glance of a face in a window, but that one glance told him (
Jefferson Hope) that Cleveland in Ohio possessed the men whom he was in pursuit of.
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3 Lauriston Gardens, off Brixton Road

Where the murder of Enoch J. Drebber took place.
Lauriston Gardens appears to be fictional)
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Atlantic, Niagara and Underground

“From a drop of water,” said the writer, “a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other." (Sherlock Holmes)

"I should like to see him clapped down in a third-class carriage on the Underground, and asked to give the trades of all his fellow-travellers." (
Dr John Watson)
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The Holborn

Where Dr Watson and young Stamford lunched.
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Bart's (St Bartholomew's Hospital)

Where Stamford had been a dresser under Dr Watson.

Where Watson had done some of his medical training.

Where Sherlock Holmes was working in the laboratory.
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Criterion Bar

Where Dr Watson met young Stamford.
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Private Hotel in the Strand

There I stayed for some time at a private hotel in the Strand, leading a comfortless, meaningless existence, and spending such money as I had, considerably more freely than I ought. (Dr John Watson)
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I landed a month later on Portsmouth jetty.
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I was removed, with a great train of wounded sufferers, to the base hospital at Peshawar.
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I served at the fatal battle of Maiwand. There I was struck on the shoulder by a Jezail bullet. (Dr John Watson)
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I followed, however, with many other officers who were in the same situation as myself, and succeeded in reaching Candahar in safety, where I found my regiment, and at once entered upon my new duties. (Dr John Watson)
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On landing at Bombay, I learned that my corps had advanced through the passes, and was already deep in the enemy’s country. (Dr John Watson)
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The second Afghan war.
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To go through the course prescribed for surgeons in the Army.
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University of London

In the year 1878 I took my degree of Doctor of Medicine of the University of London. (Dr John Watson)
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The Haven

Home of Tom Bellamy, with his son and daughter. Read More...


“I’d be glad of your advice, Mr. Holmes. This is a big thing for me to handle, and I’ll hear of it from Lewes if I go wrong.” (Constable Anderson)
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The village of Fulworth lies in a hollow curving in a semicircle round the bay. Behind the old-fashioned hamlet several modern houses have been built upon the rising ground. Read More...

The Gables

Harold Stackhurst’s well-known coaching establishment, The Gables, quite a large place, which contains some score of young fellows preparing for various professions.

Holmes' house

My villa is situated upon the southern slope of the downs, commanding a great view of the Channel.
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It occurred after my withdrawal to my little Sussex home.
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Commercial Road, London

Where Dorak had a shop.
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Home of Professor Presbury

A smart hansom swept us past a row of ancient colleges and, finally turning into a tree-lined drive, pulled up at the door of a charming house, girt round with lawns and covered with purple wistaria.

Chequers Inn

“If I remember right, an inn called the Chequers where the port used to be above mediocrity and the linen was above reproach. I think, Watson, that our lot for the next few days might lie in less pleasant places.” (Sherlock Holmes)


Mr. Bennett, received a letter from a fellow-student in Prague, who said that he was glad to have seen Professor Presbury there.
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Monday morning found us on our way to the famous university town.

Grace Dunbar's wardrobe

“A similar one (gun) she concealed that morning in Miss Dunbar’s wardrobe after discharging one barrel.” (Sherlock Holmes)

Village Inn

Late that evening, as we sat together smoking our pipes in the village inn, Holmes gave me a brief review of what had passed.

Village shop

The village shop provided a ball of stout twine.


“It implored me to see her there after dinner, said she had something important to say to me, and asked me to leave an answer on the sundial in the garden, as she desired no one to be in our confidence.” (Grace Dunbar)
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“I received a note from Mrs. Gibson in the morning. It lay on the table of the schoolroom, and it may have been left there by her own hand.”
“She asked me to destroy her note and I burned it in the schoolroom grate.” (Grace Dunbar)

Sergeant Coventry's cottage

This conversation had taken place in the little front room of Sergeant Coventry’s humble cottage which served as the local police-station.

Scotland Yard

“I’d rather have you than Scotland Yard, Mr. Holmes.” (Sergeant Coventry)
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Manaos, Brazil

“I met my wife when I was gold-hunting in Brazil. Maria Pinto was the daughter of a government official at Manaos, and she was very beautiful.” (Neil Gibson)
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Thor Mere

A long, deep, reed-girt sheet of water. Thor Mere it is called.
  • A lake, pond, or arm of the sea.
  • ORIGIN Old English , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch meer ‘lake’ and German Meer ‘sea,’ from an Indo-European root shared by Russian more and Latin mare.

Thor Bridge

Where Mrs Gibson was found dead.

Claridge's Hotel, London

Neil Gibson stayed there while in London.
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“It (Grace Dunbar’s case) is now referred to the Assizes at Winchester.” (Sherlock Holmes) Read More...

Thor Place, Hampshire

Thor Place, the Hampshire estate of Mr. Neil Gibson. Read More...

Charing Cross, London

Dr Watson’s Bank.

Brixton, London

Nathan Garrideb was last heard of at a nursing-home in Brixton.
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Waterloo Road, London

Killer Evans shot a man over cards in a night-club in the Waterloo Road in January, 1895.
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Chicago, U.S.A.

John Garrideb aka ‘James Winter, alias Morecroft, alias Killer Evans,’ - Native of Chicago.
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Scotland Yard, London

“I have been down to see friend Lestrade at the Yard.” (Sherlock Holmes)
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Edgeware Road, London

Address of the Nathan Garrideb's house agent, Holloway and Steele.
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Grosvenor Buildings, Aston, Birmingham

Fictional address of Howard Garrideb.
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Topeka, Kansas, U.S.A.

“I was in the law at Topeka, and one day I had a visit from the old man, and he was tickled to death to meet another man with his own name.” (Killer Evans)
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Arkansas River, west of Fort Dodge

“Alexander Hamilton Garrideb made his money in real estate, and afterwards in the wheat pit at Chicago, but he spent it in buying up as much land as would make one of your counties, lying along the Arkansas River, west of Fort Dodge.” (Killer Evans)
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Moorville, Kansas, U.S.A.

Address on the card sent up to Sherlock Holmes by John Garrideb.
‘John Garrideb, Counsellor at Law, Moorville, Kansas, U. S. A.’
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136 Little Ryder Street, London

Address of Nathan Garrideb.

Chequers, Lamberley, Sussex

“Of course, we would stay at the inn.” (Sherlock Holmes)

Having left our bags at the Chequers, Lamberley.

Victoria Station, London

"There is an excellent train at two from Victoria if you could come.” (Robert Ferguson)
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This gentleman married some five years ago a Peruvian lady the daughter of a Peruvian merchant.
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Cheeseman's, Lamberley, Sussex

Home of Robert Ferguson.

46 Old Jewry, London

  • Address of Morrison, Morrison, and Dodd.
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“Her people have been leaders in Pernambuco for generations.” (Sherlock Holmes)
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Scotland Yard, London

“Stop! Where are you going?”
“To Scotland Yard.” (Sherlock Holmes)
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Grosvenor Square, London

Home of Isadora Klein.
It was one of the finest corner-houses of the West End.
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Cairo, Maderia, the Riviera

“Where would you like to go — Cairo, Madeira, the Riviera?” (Sherlock Holmes)
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St. James's Street club

Where Langdale Pike spent his days.
This strange, languid creature spent his waking hours in the bow window of a St. James’s Street club and was the receivingstation as well as the transmitter for all the gossip of the metropolis.
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As we passed through the hall Holmes’s eyes, which missed nothing, lighted upon several trunks and cases which were piled in a corner. The labels shone out upon them.
“ ‘Milano.’ ‘Lucerne.’ These are from Italy.”
“They are poor Douglas’s things.” (Mary Maberley)
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Harrow, London

“Mr. Sutro, my lawyer, who lives in Harrow.” (Mary Maberley)
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Rome, Italy

“He was attaché at Rome, and he died there of pneumonia last month.” (Mary Maberley)
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Three Gables, Harrow Weald

A brick and timber villa, standing in its own acre of undeveloped grassland. Three small projections above the upper windows made a feeble attempt to justify its name. Behind was a grove of melancholy, half-grown pines, and the whole aspect of the place was poor and depressing.
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Bull Ring, Birmingham

“ I was trainin’ at the Bull Ring in Birmingham when this boy done gone get into trouble.” (Steve Dixie)
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Holborn Bar, London

“But it was the killing of young Perkins outside the Holborn — Bar." (Sherlock Holmes)
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“I’ll tell him that the stone is in Liverpool.” (Sherlock Holmes)
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Lime Street, London

“One or other of us must slip round with the stone to Lime Street and tell him.” (Count Negretto Sylvius)

The street got its name from the lime burners who sold lime for use in building.

Amsterdam, Holland

“It can be out of England to-night and cut into four pieces in Amsterdam before Sunday.” (Count Negretto Sylvius)
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“Come now, Count. You used to shoot lions in Algeria.” (Sherlock Holmes)
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“I followed him to old Straubenzee’s workshop in the Minories.” (Sherlock Holmes)

The Minories: a street between Aldgate and the Tower Of London; used to be occupied by gunsmiths, armourers, etc.; it takes its name from an old Abbey that used to be there, called the Minories.
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136 Moorside Gardens, N.W.

Address of Count Negretto Sylvius.

Buffelsspruit, outside Pretoria

“You remember that morning fight at Buffelsspruit, outside Pretoria, on the Eastern railway line? It was very broken country, you may remember.” (Godfrey Emsworth)
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Euston Railway Station

As we drove to Euston we picked up a grave and tacitum gentleman of iron-gray aspect, with whom I had made the necessary arrangements.
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Cottage in the grounds of Tuxbury Old Park

Where Godfrey Emsworth and Mr Kent lived.

Cape Town and Southampton

“ I got one letter from the hospital at Cape Town and one from Southampton.” (James M. Dodd)
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Diamond Hill, outside Pretoria

“Then he (Godfrey Emsworth) was hit with a bullet from an elephant gun in the action near Diamond Hill outside-Pretoria.” (James M. Dodd)
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Throgmorton Street, London

“As to Middlesex, your card has already shown me that you are a stockbroker from Throgmorton Street.” (Sherlock Holmes)
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South Africa

Where during the Boer War, James M Dodd and Godfrey Emsworth had become close friends.
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Tuxbury Old Park, Nr. Bedford.
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Tuxbury Old Park, Nr. Bedford

“The house was so large and so rambling that a regiment might be hid away in it and no one the wiser.” (James M, Dodd) Read More...

369 Half Moon Street, London

Address of the fictional Dr Hill Barton.

Imperial Palace, Peking

“A complete set of this would be worth a king‘s ransom — in fact, it is doubtful if there is a complete set outside the imperial palace of Peking.” (Sherlock Holmes)
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London Library, St. James's Square, London

Finally I drove to the London Library in St. James’s Square, put the matter to my friend Lomax, the sublibrarian, and departed to my rooms with a goodly volume under my arm. (Dr Watson)
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The Cunard ship Ruritania sailed from Liverpool.

It was simply that among the passengers on the Cunard boat Ruritania, starting from Liverpool on Friday, was the Baron Adelbert Gruner, who had some important financial business to settle in the States. (Notice in Newspaper)
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Glasshouse Street, London

The miscreants who attacked him appear to have been respectably dressed men, who escaped from the bystanders by passing through the Cafe Royal and out into Glasshouse Street behind it.

Charing Cross Hospital, London

He (Sherlock Holmes) was carried to Charing Cross Hospital and afterwards insisted upon being taken to his rooms in Baker Street.
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Cafe Royal, Regent Street, London

There are no exact details to hand, but the event seems to have occurred about twelve o’clock in Regent Street, outside the Cafe Royal.
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Between the Grand Hotel and Charing Cross Station

I think I could show you the very paving-stone upon which I stood when my eyes fell upon the placard, and a pang of horror passed through my very soul. It was between the Grand Hotel and Charing Cross Station, where a one-legged news-vender displayed his evening papers. The date was just two days after the last conversation. There, black upon yellow, was the terrible news-sheet. (Dr John Watson)

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104 Berkeley Square, London

London home of General de Merville and his daughter Violet.

“One of those awful gray London castles which would make a church seem frivolous.” (Sherlock Holmes)
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“I heard that he was beaten by some Apaches in the Montmartre district and crippled for life.” (Sherlock Holmes)
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Simpson's Restaurant

I met him by appointment that evening at Simpson’s, where, sitting at a small table in the front window and looking down at the rushing stream of life in the Strand, he told me something of what had passed.
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Parkhurst Prison

Johnson, I grieve to say, made his name first as a very dangerous villain and served two terms at Parkhurst.
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For a short time he played polo at Hurlingham, but then this Prague affair got noised about and he had to leave.
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Vernon Lodge, Nr. Kingston

Present address of Baron Gruner.

The beautiful house and grounds indicated that Baron Gruner was, as Sir James had said, a man of considerable wealth. A long winding drive, with banks of rare shrubs on either side, opened out into a great gravelled square adorned with statues. The place had been built by a South African gold king in the days of the great boom, and the long, low house with the turrets at the corners, though an architectural nightmare, was imposing in its size and solidity.
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Khyber Pass

General de Merville of Khyber fame.
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Splugen Pass

“It is my business to follow the details of Continental crime. Who could possibly have read what happened at Prague and have any doubts as to the man’s guilt! It was a purely technical legal point and the suspicious death of a witness that saved him! I am as sure that he killed his wife when the socalled ‘accident’ happened in the Splugen Pass as if I had seen him do it .” (Sherlock Holmes)
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Queen Anne Street, London

Dr Watson had rooms in Queen Anne Street at the time.

Carlton Club, London

Sir James Damery was a member of this Club and the note he sent to Sherlock Holmes was from this address.
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Turkish bath, Northumberland Avenue

Both Holmes and I had a weakness for the Turkish bath. It was over a smoke in the pleasant lassitude of the drying-room that I have found him less reticent and more human than anywhere else. On the upper floor of the Northumberland Avenue establishment there is an isolated corner where two couches lie side by side, and it was on these that we lay upon September 3, 1902, the day when my narrative begins.
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“I had intended to bury myself in central Africa. My work there is but half finished.” (Dr Leon Sterndale)
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Plymouth Hotel

Dr Leon Sterndale spent the night at this Hotel.

“I learned the name of it from the vicar, and I wired to make certain that Dr. Leon Sterndale’s account was true.” (Sherlock Holmes)

Plymouth, Devon

“I may tell you that I had got as far as Plymouth upon my way to Africa, but the news reached me this morning, and I came straight back again to help in the inquiry.” (Dr Leon Sterndale)
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Beauchamp Arriance

A small bungalow buried in the lonely wood of Beauchamp Arriance. Here, amid his books and his maps, he ( Dr Leon Sterndale) lived an absolutely lonely life, attending to his own simple wants and paying little apparent heed to the affairs of his neighbours.

Helston, Cornwall

“My brothers!” cried Mortimer Tregennis, white to his lips. “They are taking them to Helston.”
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Redruth, Cornwall

“We were a family of tin-miners at Redruth, but we sold out our venture to a company, and so retired with enough to keep us.” (Mortimer Tregennis)
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Tredannick Wartha

Home of the Tregennis family.

Tredannick Wollas, Cornwall

The nearest hamlet to the cottage rented by Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson.

There is no Tredannick Wollas but there is a Predannick Wollas.image66:
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Poldhu Bay, Cornwall

Thus it was that in the early spring of that year we found ourselves together in a small cottage near Poldhu Bay, at the further extremity of the Cornish peninsula.

13 Firbank Villas

Residence of Dr Horsom.

Brixton Workhouse Infirmary

“Well, if you really must know, she is an old nurse of my wife’s, Rose Spender by name, whom we found in the Brixton Workhouse Infirmary.” (Dr Shlessinger)

Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge

“Let us try to reconstruct the situation,” said he as we drove swiftly past the Houses of Parliament and over Westminster Bridge.
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36 Poultney Square, Brixton

Residence of Dr. Shlessinger and his wife.

He had rung loudly at the door of a great dark house in the centre of Poultney Square.

Stimson & Co, Kennington Road

Undertakers shop in the Kennington Road.

Bovington's, Westminster Road. (Pawnbrokers)

A silver-and-brilliant pendant of old Spanish design had been pawned at Bovington’s, in Westminster Road.

Adelaide, Australia

Rev. Shlessinger aka Holy Peters he was badly bitten in a saloon-fight at Adelaide in ‘89.
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Langham Hotel, London

London address of the Hon. Philip Green.

Englischer Hof, Baden

Lady Frances stayed at the Englischer Hof for a fortnight and met Dr Shlessinger and his wife there.
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11 Rue de Trajan, Montpellier

Address of Marie Devine since she left the service of Lady Frances Carfax.

Credit Lyonnais Bank, Montpellier

Marie Devine cashed her cheque for £50 at the Credit Lyonnaise Bank. The cheque had been given to her as a wedding present by Lady Frances Carfax.

Silvester's Bank

“She banks at Silvester’s. I have glanced over her account.” (Sherlock Holmes)


Where Miss Susan Dobney lived.
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Hotel National, Lusanne, Switzerland

Lady Frances Carfax stayed there for several weeks with her maid. Read More...

Latimer's, Oxford Street, London

Where Watson bought his latest pair of boots.
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“When the years had passed and I had made my money at Barberton I thought perhaps I could seek her out and soften her. I had heard that she was still unmarried.” (Hon. Philip Green)
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Sumatra - a coolie disease from Sumatra

A planter. Mr. Culverton Smith is a well-known resident of Sumatra, now visiting London.

It is a coolie disease from Sumatra — a thing that the Dutch know more about than we, though they have made little of it up to date.
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Rotherhithe, London

He has been working at a case down at Rotherhithe, in an alley near the river, and he has brought this illness back with him.

Simpson's Restaurant, Strand

One of Holmes and Watson’s favourite restaurants.

“When we have finished at the police-station I think that something nutritious at Simpson’s would not be out of place.”
(Sherlock Holmes)
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13 Lower Burke Street

Home of Mr Culverton Smith.


Some weeks afterwards I learned incidentally that my friend spent a day at Windsor, whence he returned with a remarkably fine emerald tie-pin. When I asked him if he had bought it, he answered that it was a present from a certain gracious lady in whose interests he had once been fortunate enough to carry out a small commission.
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Charing Cross Hotel

Where Colonel Walter, under the direction Sherlock Holmes, arranged to meet Hugo Oberstein.
‘I shall expect to meet you in the smoking-room of the Charing Cross Hotel at noon on Saturday.’
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Hotel du Louvre, Paris

Forwarding address left with Colonel Walter by Hugo Oberstein.
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Stock Exchange

“A Stock Exchange debt had to be paid. I needed the money badly.” (Colonel Valentine Walter)
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Offices of the Daily Telegraph

“I think we might drive round to the offices of the Daily Telegraph, and so bring a good day’s work to a conclusion.” (Sherlock Holmes)
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Gloucester Road Station

I began my operations at Gloucester Road Station, where a very helpful official walked with me along the track and allowed me to satisfy myself not only that the back-stair windows of Caulfield Gardens open on the line but the even more essential fact that, owing to the intersection of one of the larger railways, the Underground trains are frequently held motionless for some minutes at that very spot.” (Sherlock Holmes)

Lestrade and Mycroft met us by appointment at the outside of Gloucester Road Station.
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West End, London

A famous area of London.
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Goldini's Restaurant, Gloucester Road, Kensington

The garish Italian restaurant where Holmes dined during the investigation and arranged for Watson to join him with various burglary tools.
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13 Caulfield Gardens, Kensington

Home of Hugo Oberstein. This is a fictional address.

It is a considerable house, unfurnished, so far as I could judge, in the upper rooms. Oberstein lived there with a single valet, who was probably a confederate entirely in his confidence.
Caulfield Gardens was one of those lines of flat-faced, pillared, and porticoed houses which are so prominent a product of the middle Victorian epoch in the West End of London.
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Campden Mansions, Notting Hill

Home of Louis La Rothiere mentioned by Mycroft Holmes in his note to Sherlock Holmes. (see Letters, telegrams, notices etc.)
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13 Great George Street, Westminster

Home of Adolph Meyer mentioned by Mycroft Holmes in his note of Sherlock Holmes (see Messages and Rituals)
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  • This house would be have been demolished when this story was written, but still standing in 1895 when it took place.

Woolwich Station

He (Sherlock Holmes) relapsed into a silent reverie, which lasted until the slow train drew up at last in Woolwich Station.
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London Bridge

“Aldgate, where the body was found, is considerably past the station for London Bridge, which would be his route to Woolwich.”
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Barclay Square, London

Where Admiral Sinclair had a house and where Sir James Walter dined on the evening of the incident.
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“As to the Admiralty — it is buzzing like an overturned bee-hive.” (Mycroft Holmes)
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“In the present state of Siam it is most awkward that I should be away from the office.” (Mycroft Holmes)
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Woolwich Theatre

There were also (in the pocket of Cadogan West) two dress-circle tickets for the Woolwich Theatre, dated for that very evening.
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Woolwich Branch of the Capital and Counties Bank

He had also a cheque-book on the Woolwich branch of the Capital and Counties Bank.
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Metropolitan line/Willesden and outlying junctions

“The trains which traverse the lines of rail beside which the body was found are those which run from west to east, some being purely Metropolitan, and some from Willesden and outlying junctions."
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Aldgate Station Underground system

Where Cadogan West’s body was found.
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Woolwich Arsenal

Where Arthur Cadogan West worked and where the plans of the Bruce-Partington submarine were kept.
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Covent Garden

A Wagner night at Covent Garden.
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Brooklyn, New York

“We had taken and furnished a little house in Brooklyn, and our whole future seemed assured when that black cloud appeared which was soon to overspread our sky.” (Emilia Lucca)
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Bowery, New York

“Gennaro was able to do a service to an Italian gentleman— he saved him from some ruffians in the place called the Bowery.”
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“We fled together, were married at Bari, and sold my jewels to gain the money which would take us to America. This was four years ago, and we have been in New York ever since.” (Emilia Lucca)
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Posilippo, Near Naples

Birthplace of Emilia Lucca.

“I was born in Posilippo, near Naples,” said she, “and was the daughter of Augusto Barelli, who was the chief lawyer and once the deputy of that part.”
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An area of London around the British Museum and where Mrs Warren had her lodging house.
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Howe Street

Howe Street, with its more pretentious houses. Holmes pointed with a chuckle to one of these, a row of residential flats, which projected so that they could not fail to catch the eye.
“See, Watson!” said he. “‘High red house with stone facings.’ There is the signal station all right.”

It was in one of these houses that Giuseppe Gorgiano was murdered.

Great Orme Street

Great Orme Street, where Mrs Warren had her lodging house.

‘A narrow throughfare at the northeast side of the British Museum’ -there is no Gt. Orme Street, but Gt. Ormond Street is not far from the British Museum.

Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath where Mr Warren was left after being kipnapped by two (or three) men.

“Two men came up behind him, threw a coat over his head, and bundled him into a cab that was beside the curb. They drove him an hour, and then opened the door and shot him out. He lay in the roadway so shaken in his wits that he never saw what became of the cab. When he picked himself up he found he was on Hampstead Heath.” (Mrs Warren)
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Tottenham Court Road

Premises of Morton and Waylight where Mr Warren worked as a timkeeper.
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Hotel Escurial, Madrid

It was here that the Marquess of Montalva and Signor Rulli, his secretary, were both murdered in their rooms.
aka Mr Henderson
aka Juan Murillo

aka Mr Lucas
aka Lopez

Curzon Square and Edmonton Street

The route by which Mr Henderson and Mr Lucas threw their pursuer of track by entering a lodging-house in Edmonton Street and leaving by the back-gate into Curzon Square.

Guildford Asizes

The Assize Court where Inspector Baynes hoped Mr Henderson and Mr Lucas would be tried for their crime.
This would have been the nearest County Criminal Court at the time.
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San Pedro, Central America

Where Don Murillo, Tiger of San Pedro held a reign of terror for ten or twelve years.

High Gable

The famous old Jacobean grange of High Gable, one mile on the farther side of Oxshott, and less than half a mile from the scene of the tragedy.
Home of Mr Henderson and his family.

Bull Inn, Esher

Holmes and Watson stayed at the Bull Inn, Esher while investigating this case.
  • There is a Bear Inn, High Street, Esher. Perhaps Watson got the name wrong!
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British Museum

Holmes spent a morning in the British Museum looking up Voodoo and Negroid Religions.
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Oxshott Common

Where Aloysius Garcia was found murdered.
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Albemarle Mansion, Kensington

Home of Melville where Scott Eccles first met Garcia.

Popham House, Lee, Kent

Home of John Scott Eccles. Lee is in north west Kent, U.K.

Wisteria Lodge, Near Esher

The house was a fair-sized one, standing back from the road, with a curving drive which was banked with high evergreen shrubs. It was an old, tumble-down building in a crazy state of disrepair. When the trap pulled up on the grass-grown drive in front of the blotched and weather-stained door, I had doubts as to my wisdom in visiting a man whom I knew so slightly.
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Charing Cross Post Office

Mr John Scott Eccles sent a telegram to Holmes from here and Inspector Gregson and Inspector Baynes followed Scott Eccles from there to 221b Baker Street.

Ivy Plant Public House

Constable McPherson ran to the Ivy Plant for brandy with which to revive the young woman who had fainted on the floor at 16 Godolphin Street, London.

Rue Austerlitz, Paris

Paris home of Mme. Henri Fournaye.
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16 Godolphin Street, London

Home of Eduardo Lucas.

Whitehall Terrace

Address of th Rt. Hon. Trelawney Hope and his wife, Hilda.

Sussex Downs

He (Sherlock Holmes) has definitely retired from London and betaken himself to study and bee-farming on the Sussex Downs.
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Chislehurst station

Chislehurst Station: nearest station to the Abbey Grange.

Abbey Grange, Marsham, Kent

Home of Sir Eustace and Lady Brackenstall and site of the tragedy. Read More...

Chesterton, Histon, Waterbeach, Oakington and Trumpington

Villages visited by Sherlock Holmes.

King's Cross station, London

King's Cross station is a major railway terminus opened in 1852.
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Bentley's Private Hotel

“Yesterday we all came up, and we settled at Bentley’s private hotel. “ (Cambridge Rugby team)

Trinity College, Cambridge

College attended by Cyril Overton, Godfrey Staunton and others.
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Yoxley Old Place

Yoxley Old Place, Chatham, Kent (seven miles from Chatham and three from the railway line).
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College of St. Luke's

Where the unfortunate incident took place.

Temporary lodgings

Temporary furnished lodgings close to a library in one of our great university towns.

Church Street, Stepney, London

Site of Gelder & co. who manufactured the Napoleonic busts.
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Empty house in Campden House Road

In the garden of which Mr Horace Harker’s Napoleon bust was smashed.

Laburnum Lodge, Laburnum Vale, Chiswick, London

A secluded road fringed with pleasant houses, each standing in its own grounds. In the light of a street lamp we read “Laburnum Villa” upon the gate-post of one of them. Home of Josiah Brown.
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Two doors from the High Street Station, Kensington

Site of Harding Bros. shop.
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131 Pitt Street, London

A quiet little backwater just beside one of the briskest currents of London life. No. 131 was one of a row, all flat-chested, respectable, and most unromantic dwellings.

Kennington Road, London

Morse Hudson’s shop in the Kennington Road.
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Appledore Towers, Hampstead, London

Home of Charles Augustus Milverton.
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The Weald

Alighting at the small wayside station, we drove for some miles through the remains of widespread woods, which were once part of that great forest which for so long held the Saxon invaders at bay — the impenetrable “weald,” for sixty years the bulwark of Britain. Vast sections of it have been cleared, for this is the seat of the first iron-works of the country, and the trees have been felled to smelt the ore. Now the richer fields of the North have absorbed the trade, and nothing save these ravaged groves and great scars in the earth show the work of the past.
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Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Patrick Cairns walked ten miles to Tunbridge Wells to catch a train for London.
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Shetland Lights

“Only one man knew what had happened to him, and that was me, for, with my own eyes, I saw the skipper tip up his heels and put him over the rail in the middle watch of a dark night, two days before we sighted the Shetland Lights.” (Patrick Cairns)
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Sumner Shipping Agent, Ratcliff Highway, London

The shipping agent through which Sherlock Holmes found Patrick Cairns.
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Brambletye Hotel, Forest Row, Sussex

Where rooms had been booked for Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson during their stay in Sussex.
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Outhouse where Peter Carey was killed

Nearer the road, and surrounded on three sides by bushes, was a small outhouse, one window and the door facing in our direction. The outhouse was the simplest of dwellings, wooden-walled, shingle-roofed, one window beside the door and one on the farther side.

SS Sea Unicorn, Dundee

Peter Carey was Captain of this Ship.

Woodman's Lee, Nr. Forest Row, Sussex

Home of Captain Peter Carey.
In a clearing upon the green slope of a hill, stood a long, low, stone house, approached by a curving drive running through the fields.
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Capital and Counties Bank, Oxford Street, London

“The Capital and Counties Bank, Oxford Street branch are my agents.” (Sherlock Holmes)

Lower Gill Moor

A great rolling moor, Lower Gill Moor, extending for ten miles and sloping gradually upward. Here, at one side of this wilderness, is Holdernesse Hall.

Ragged Shaw

Ragged Shaw, the wood which backed on to the Priory school.

Fighting Cock Inn

Public House owned by Rueben Hayes where Lord Saltire was held prisoner.


Rueben Hayes fled to Chesterfield and was arrested there on the information of Sherlock Holmes.
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Carlton House Terrace, London

London home of the Duke of Holdernesse.

Carston Castle, Bangor, Wales

Part of the estates of the Duke of Holdernesse.
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Home of the Duke of Holdernesse. In Anglo-Saxon times, Sheffield was the capital of Hallamshire - the most southerly shire of Northumbria. (In modern terms, Hallamshire nestles in the south corner of the old West Riding, on the boundary of Yorkshire and Derbyshire.)
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Priory School, Mackleton

The Priory School, Mackleton in the north of England.
Without exception the most select preparatory school in England.
  • Preparatory School:
  • A private school that prepares students for college.

Farnham Railway Station

Violet Smith caught a train from Farnham to London every Saturday forenoon, returning on the following Monday.
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Crooksbury Hill

The high road near Crooksbury Hill on the way to Farnham Station.
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Charlington Heath

The heath was covered with golden patches of flowering gorse, gleaming magnificently in the light of the bright spring sunshine.

Chiltern Grange

Chiltern Grange, Nr. Farnham, Surrey (about six miles from Farnham).
Home of Mr Carruthers and his 10 year old daughter.
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Charlington Hall

House rented by Mr Williamson and Jack Woodley.

Elrige's Farm

The farm, in the direction of East Ruston, where Abe Slaney stayed.
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North Walsham station

North Walsham - nearest station to Riding Thorpe Manor and seven miles away.
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Liverpool Street Station, London

Our Norfolk squire came straight from the station as fast as a hansom could bring him.
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Boarding House in Russell Square, London

Last year I came up to London for the Jubilee, and I stopped at a boardinghouse in Russell Square, because Parker, the vicar of our parish, was staying in it. (Hilton Cubitt)
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Riding Thorpe Manor, Norfolk

Ancestral home of Hilton Cubitt.

Torrington Lodge, Blackheath, London

Home of Mr and Mrs McFarlane and their son John Hector McFarlane.
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426 Gresham Buildings, London E.C.

Address of the offices of Graham & McFarlane where John Hector McFarlane was a junior partner.

London Bridge Station, London

John Hector McFarlane arrived at London Bridge Station on his return from Lower Norwood.
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Deep Dene House, Lower Norwood

Deep Dene House, at the Sydenham end of the road of that name. Read More...

Anerley Arms Hotel

Finding it too late to return to his home in Blackheath after his visit to Jonas Oldacre, John Hector McFarlane stayed at this hotel overnight.
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Camden House, Baker Street, London

“We are in Camden House, which stands opposite to our own old quarters.” Read More...

Holmes' travels in exile

I took to my heels, did ten miles over the mountains in the darkness, and a week later I found myself in Florence, with the certainty that no one in the world knew what had become of me.

Card clubs

The names of the Clubs where Ronald Adair was a member and regularly played cards.
  • Baldwin
  • Cavendish
  • Bagatelle

427 Park Lane, London

Temporary home of Lady Maynooth, her son Ronald Adair and his sister Hilda. Scene of the crime.
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Mortimer Street, London

Holmes left Watson’s house by clambering over the garden wall which leads into Mortimer Street.

Reichenbach Falls

It is, indeed, a fearful place. The torrent, swollen by the melting snow, plunges into a tremendous abyss, from which the spray rolls up like the smoke from a burning house. The shaft into which the river hurls itself is an immense chasm, lined by glistening coal-black rock, and narrowing into a creaming, boiling pit of incalculable depth, which brims over and shoots the stream onward over its jagged lip. The long sweep of green water roaring forever down, and the thick flickering curtain of spray hissing forever upward, turn a man giddy with their constant whirl and clamour.
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From Dieppe to Mieringen

We made our way to Brussels that night and spent two days there, moving on upon the third day as far as Strasbourg.
We sat in the Strasbourg salle-a-manger arguing the question for half an hour, but the same night we had resumed our journey and were well on our way to Geneva.
For a charming week we wandered up the valley of the Rhone, and then, branching off at Leuk, we made our way over the Gemmi Pass, still deep in snow, and so, by way of Interlaken, to Meiringen.

Strand end of Lowther Arcade, London

“Drive to the Strand end of the Lowther Arcade, handing the address to the cabman upon a slip of paper, with a request that he will not throw it away. Have your fare ready, and the instant that your cab stops, dash through the Arcade, timing yourself to reach the other side at a quarter-past nine. You will find a small brougham waiting close to the curb.”

Victoria Station, London

Holmes and Watson took the Continental Express from this station.
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Pall Mall, London

I took a cab after that and reached my brother’s rooms in Pall Mall, where I spent the day.
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Bentinck Street, Welbeck Street, Vere Street.

“I went out about midday to transact some business in Oxford Street. As I passed the corner which leads from Bentinck Street on to the Welbeck Street a two-horse van furiously driven whizzed round and was on me like a flash. I sprang for the foot-path and saved myself by the fraction of a second. The van dashed round by Marylebone Lane and was gone in an instant. I kept to the pavement after that, Watson, but as I walked down Vere Street a brick came down from the roof of one of the houses and was shattered to fragments at my feet.” (Sherlock Holmes)

Mawson & Williams

At last I saw a vacancy at Mawson & Williams’s, the great stock-broking firm in Lombard Street. (Hall Pycroft)
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Coxon & Woodhouse

  • Mr Hall Pycroft’s former place of employment.
Coxon & Woodhouse’s, of Draper Gardens, but they were let in early in the spring through the Venezuelan loan.

New Street, Birmingham

Mr Hall Pycroft stayed at a hotel in New Street, Birmingham.
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126B Corporation Street, Birmingham

126B was a passage between two large shops, which led to a winding stone stair, from which there were many flats, let as offices to companies or professional men.
Offices of the Franco-Midland Hardware Company Limited.
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17 Potter's Terrace, Hampstead, London

Address of the lodgings of Mr Hall Pycroft.
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Dr Watson's practice in the Paddington District

Holmes called on Watson at his home in the Paddington District to request his company on another ‘adventure’. This time in Birmingham.

Ripley, Surrey

“I went for a charming walk through some admirable Surrey scenery to a pretty little village called Ripley, where I had my tea at an inn and took the precaution of filling my flask and of putting a paper of sandwiches in my pocket.” (Sherlock Holmes)
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Downing Street, London

Lord Holdhurst’s chambers were here.
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16 Ivy Lane, Brixton, London

Home of Mr and Mrs Tangey.

Whitehall, London

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Pall Mall, London

Pall Mall - site of the Diogenes Club and Mycroft Holmes’ lodgings.
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Charles Street, London

This second one leads by means of a second small stair to a side door, used by servants, and also as a short cut by clerks when coming from Charles Street.


Months afterwards a curious newspaper cutting reached us from Buda-Pesth. It told how two Englishmen who had been travelling with a woman had met with a tragic end. They had each been stabbed, it seems, and the Hungarian police were of opinion that they had quarrelled and had inflicted mortal injuries upon each other. Holmes, however, is, I fancy, of a different way of thinking, and he holds to this day that, if one could find the Grecian girl, one might learn how the wrongs of herself and her brother came to be avenged.
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The Myrtles, Beckenham

The Myrtles — a large, dark house standing back from the road in its own grounds.
In this house Mr Latimer and Mr Kemp held prisoner Sophy Kratides and tortured and starved her brother, Paul Kratides, eventually killing him. They also attempted to kill Mr Melas here.
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Wandsworth Common

Mr Latimer left Mr Milas on Wandsworth Common to find his own way home to Pall Mall.
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Whitehall, London

Whitehall - where Mycroft Holmes worked.
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Diogenes Club

Famous club in Pall Mall, London of which Mycroft Holmes was a founder member. Read More...

Oporto, Portugal

The ill-fated steamer Norah Creina, which was lost some years ago with all hands upon the Portuguese coast, some leagues to the north of Oporto.
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King's College Hospital

“After I had graduated I continued to devote myself to research, occupying a minor position in King’s College Hospital.” (Dr Percy Tevelyan)
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London University

“I am a London University man, you know, and I am sure that you will not think that I am unduly singing my own praises if I say that my student career was considered by my professors to be a very promising one.” (Dr Percy Trevelyan)
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403 Brook Street, London

Home of Dr Percy Trevelyan and Mr Blessinington within the Doctors’ quarter around Cavendish Square, London.


Henry Wood eventually returned to the Punjab after ascaping from his captors and earned a living doing conjuring tricks.
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One of the places Henry Wood went to.
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Where Henry Wood's regiment was beseiged.
We were in India, then, in cantonments, at a place we’ll call Bhurtee.(Henry Wood)

Hudson Street, Aldershot, Hampshire

Here Nancy Barclay and Henry Wood accidentally met and recognised each other after thirty years. Henry Wood had lodgings in this street.


Name of Colonel and Mrs Barclay’s villa.
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Aldershot, Hampshire

Colonel Barclay was stationed in Aldershot and the tragedy took place there.
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Reigate, Surrey

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Hotel Dulong, Lyon, France

Holmes was lying ill in the Hotel Dulong, Lyon and Watson went there to bring him back to Baker Street.

Shadwell Police Station, London

Jim Browner’s statement was taken down here.
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New Brighton, Merseyside

New Brighton - Mary Browner and Alec Fairbairn went there, and there Jim Browner followed them, killed them and cut of an ear of each to send to Sarah Cushing.
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Albert Dock, London

Albert Dock where the S.S. May Day berthed (Liverpool, Dublin and London Steam Packet Company)
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New Street, Wallington, London

Home of Miss Sarah Cushing.
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Penge, London

Former home of Miss Susan Cushing where she let apartments to medical students.
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Cross Street, Croydon

Home of Miss Susan Cushing.

Victoria Station, London

Colonel Ross, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson arrived back at this station following their day at the races.
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This is where the race for the Wessex Cup was held.
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Madam Lesurier, Bond Street, London

An account from this Milliner’s was found in John Straker’s pocket and on Sherlock Holmes visiting the shop it was confirmed that John Straker and William Derbyshire were the same person.
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Mapleton, Dartmoor, Devon

  • Lord Backwater’s stables and training establishment.

Tavistock, Devon

Colonel Ross and Inspector Gregory met Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson from their train here.
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King's Pyland, Dartmoor, Devon

Home of John Straker and stables of Colonel Ross.
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Walsall, Staffordshire

Miss Violet Hunter became the head of a private school in Walsall where she met with considerable success.
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Mr Fowler and Miss Alice Rucastle lived here after their marriage since he was now the holder of a government appointment on the island.
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Black Swan Hotel, Winchester

Miss Hunter arranged to meet Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson here and had a private sitting room and meal prepared for them. Here she told her story of the Copper Beeches.
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Copper Beeches, Hampshire

The Copper Beeches, Hampshire, five miles on the far side of Winchester. Read More...

West End, London

Miss Stoper managed Westaways agency in the West End.
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Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • Colonel Spence Munro had relocated to this part of Canada.

Montague Place, London

Miss Hunter had lodgings in Montague Place.
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West End, London

Sir George Burnwell lived on the far side of the West End.
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Streatham, London

Mr Holder’s home was in Streatham.
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Fairbank - house owned by Mr Holder.

Holder & Stevenson, Treadneedle Street, London

Second largest private banking concern in the City of London.
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Metropolitan Railway

The first underground railway in London which called at Baker Street.
  • Baker Street station was opened by the Metropolitan Railway (MR) on 10 January 1863 as one of the original stations on the world's first underground railway.
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Northumberland Avenue, London

Francis Hay Moulton had been staying at one of the select hotels on Northumberland Avenue.
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226 Gordon Square, London

226 Gordon Square where Francis Hay Moulton had taken lodgings
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McQuires Camp near the Rockies

Francis Hay Moulton and Hattie Doran met here where her father was working a claim.

Tralfalgar Square fountain, London

Holmes suggested Lestrade might as well drag this fountain in search of Hattie Doran as to have dragged the Serpentine.
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The Serpentine, Hyde Park, London

The Serpentine where Hattie Doran's wedding clothes were found. The Serpentine is a lake in Hyde Park.
It would seem that Francis Hay Moulton was not very clever in hiding them.
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Allegro Theatre, London

Flora Millar was a danseuse here.

Hyde Park, London

Mr Doran’s house in Lancaster Gate faced the park and Francis Hay Moulton signalled to Hattie Doran to join him there.
Flora Millar also accosted Hatty Doran in the Park.
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Lancaster Gate, London

Mr Aloysius Doran rented a house here.
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St. George's, Hanover Square, London

The marriage of Lord Robert St. Simon and Hattie Doran took place here.
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Lord Robert St. Simon’s small estate.

Grosvenor Mansions, London

London home of Lord Robert St. Simon.
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Eyford, Berkshire

The fictional place Victor Hatherley was instructed to go to, and the home of Colonel Lysander Stark. Read More...

Venner & Matheson, Greenwich

Mr Hatherley was apprenticed to this company.
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16A Victoria Street, London

Mr Hatherley set up his office at this address.
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Paddington Station

Dr Watson had bought a practice near here after his marriage and it was from there that the Station Guard brought Mr Hatherley to see him.
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Kilburn, London

Maudesley lived in this part of London.
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Pentonville Prison

Maudesley, James Ryder’s friend had served a prison sentence here.
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Brixton Road

Mrs Maggie Oakshott, sister of James Ryder lived at No. 117 Brixton Road.
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Holborn, London

In a quarter of an hour we were in Bloomsbury at the Alpha Inn, which is a small public-house at the corner of one of the streets which runs down into Holborn.
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Covent Garden, London

We passed across Holborn, down Endell Street, and so through a zigzag of slums to Covent Garden Market.
Covent Garden market where Mr Breckinridge sold fowl. He sent two dozen geese to the landlord of the Alpha Inn who gave one to Mr Henry Baker.
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Bloomsbury, London

The area of London which houses the British Museum and the Alpha Inn frequented by Mr Henry Baker.
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Wigmore Street, Oxford Street

After walking through the Doctors’ quarter from Baker Street, Holmes and Watson walked down Wigmore Street and through into Oxford Street.
Wigmore Street
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Doctors quarter. Wimpole Street and Harley Street

An area of London renowned for the number of private consulting rooms and specialist doctors.
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British Museum, London

The Museum where Mr Henry Baker spent his days.
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Alpha Inn

The Alpha Inn near the British Museum where the Landlord ran a ‘Goose Club’ and through which Mr Henry Baker received his Christmas goose. This appears to be a fictious Inn.

Amoy River, China

The Amoy River is a fictional name but there is a city known as Amoy on the mouth of a river in China and this would seem to be worth noting.
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Cosmopolitan Hotel

The Countess of Morcar was staying here when the Blue Carbuncle was stolen from her room.

Tottenham Court Road

It was here on the corner with Goodge Street that Mr Henry Baker lost his hat and goose.
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Goodge Street

Mr Henry Baker lost his hat and his goose on the corner of Tottenham Court Road and Goodge Street.
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Threadneedle Street

Some little distance down Threadneedle Street, upon the left-hand side, there is, as you may have remarked, a small angle in the wall. Here it is that this creature (Hugh Boone) takes his daily seat.
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Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Neville St. Clair’s father was a schoolmaster here and he himself was educated there.
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Road to Bow Street

Passing down the Waterloo Bridge Road we crossed over the river, and dashing up Wellington Street (which is basically an extension of the bridge) wheeled sharply to the right and found ourselves in Bow Street.
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The postmark on the letter from Neville St. Clair to his wife.
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Middlesex, Surrey and Kent

“We have touched on three English counties in our short drive, starting in Middlesex, passing over an angle of Surrey, and ending in Kent.” (Sherlock Holmes)
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Aberdeen Shipping Office, Fresno Street

Mrs St. Clair collected her package from here and then walked into Upper Swandam Lane looking for a cab.
Fresco Street appears to be fictitious.
Aberdeen is a large scottish port.
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Capitial and Counties Bank

Neville St. Clair had £220 standing to his credit at this Bank.

Cannon Street Station

Neville St. Clair caught a train from here to his home in Lee each night.
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The Cedars, Lee, Kent

Home of Mr and Mrs Neville St. Clair and their children. Lee is in North West Kent, U.K.

Paul's Wharf

Paul's Wharf:
  • recently excavated to reveal its Roman Foundations — was close on the riverside, and over the centuries was the main landing stage for this part of the City.
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Bar of Gold

Upper Swandam Lane, east of the City. This appears to be a fictitious address. Read More...

Theological College of St. George

There does not seem to be a Theological College of this name in the UK but there are a couple overseas, but it is unlikely that either of these are the one referred to. It is very probably therefore a fictitious name.

221b Baker Street, London

Home of Sherlock Holmes and at times Dr John Watson.
They (the rooms) consisted of a couple of comfortable bedrooms and a single large airy sitting-room, cheerfully furnished, and illuminated by two broad windows.
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The Bark Lone Star passed here on its return voyage to the USA
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The Bark Lone Star had to pass here on its return voyage to Savannah.
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Albert Dock, London

The Bark Lone Star left London from here.
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Savannah, Georgia

The home port of the Bark Lone Star and intended destination of Captain James Calhoun.
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Waterloo Bridge and Embankment

It is conjectured that John Openshaw may have been hurrying down to catch the last train from Waterloo Station. Read More...

Fareham, Hampshire

Mr Joseph Openshaw ‘fell’ over one of the deep chalk-pits which abound in the neighbourhood. Read More...

Portsdown Hill

Mr Joseph Openshaw visited his friend Major Freebody who had a command here.
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Postmark of the letter addressed to Mr Joseph Openshaw containing the five orange pips, the initials K.K.K and the instruction ‘Leave the papers on the sundial.’
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Postmark on the letter to Colonel Elias Openshaw containing the five orange pips and the initials K.K.K
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Horsham, Sussex

The Sussex home of Colonel Elias Openshaw.
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Garden Pond

The green-scummed garden pond at the bottom of the garden where Colonel Elias Openshaw was found drowned.

Florida USA

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Mr Joseph Openshaw, father of John Openshaw had a small factory at Coventry Read More...

West Country

Where the Boscombe Valley Mystery takes place and an area of England extending from Cornwall to Gloucestershire and along part of the border with Wales.
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Regent Street

Mr Turner met Mr McCarthy here by accident when he had gone to town to see about an investment and from that moment Mr McCarthy blackmailed him continuously.
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The Indian cigars which Mr Turner smoked were rolled here.
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Bermuda Dockyard

The barmaid who married James McCarthy bigamously had a husband who worked here.
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Sherlock Holmes went to visit James McCarthy in the prison at Hereford.
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Ballarat Mines

The Ballarat Mines in Victoria, Australia where John Turner had an unsuccessful claim. Here he eventually became a highway robber and was known as ‘Black Jack of Ballarat’.
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Hereford Arms

The fictional country hotel where Holmes and Watson stayed during the investigation.

Severn River

Another beautiful area which the train passed along during Holmes and Watsons journey.
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Stroud Valley

A beautiful area of Gloucestershire, England through which Holmes and Watson passed on their train journey to Boscombe Valley.
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Swindon Station

Holmes and Watson stopped for lunch at Swindon station, Wiltshire. At one time all trains stopped here for at least ten minutes to change locomotives.
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Boscombe Valley Estate

This estate belonged to Mr John Turner.

Boscombe Pool

This is where the murder of Charles McCarthy took place. The pool was midway between the homes of Charles McCarthy and John Turner.

Hatherley Farmhouse

Home of Charles McCarthy and his son James which was let to them rent free by Mr Turner.


A well known city and port on the south west coast of England. Sherlock Holmes sent to Bristol for a map of Australia. One wonders whether he could not have found one just as easily in Hereford, or perhaps even Ross.
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Boscombe Valley

This is a fictitious place where the murder of Charles McCarthy took place. It is described as being not far from Ross, Herefordshire. This could, in fact, be the Wye Valley.


Dr Watson served there was an Army surgeon.

Paddington Station

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson left by train from Paddington for the West Country.
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Auckland, New Zealand

Home of Mary Sutherland’s Uncle Ned.

Bordeaux, France

Westhouse and Marbank had offices here and Mr Windibank used fictitious visits to them in order to masquerade as Hosmer Angel.

Lyon Place, Camberwell

31 Lyon Place, Camberwell is a fictious address where Mary Sutherland lived with her mother and step-father.

St. Pancras Hotel

Mary Sutherland and Hosmer Angel were to have their wedding breakfast here.
  • The present St. Pancras Hotel is new but there was another hotel, the Midland Grand Hotel which might have been the site.

St. Saviour's Church

St. Saviour’s Church nr Kings Cross (station) where Mary Sutherland should have married Hosmer Angel.

Leadenhall Street

Hosmer Angel’s place of work and residence and site of the Post Office where Mary Sutherland sent her letters for his collection.
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Tottenham Court Road

Site of Mary Sutherland’s father’s plumbing business.
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The Strand is a street in the City of Westminster, London. It currently starts at Trafalgar Square and runs east to join Fleet Street at Temple Bar, which marks the boundary of the City of London at this point, though its historical length has been longer than this.
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Scotland Yard, London

Scotland Yard, is the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, responsible for policing Greater London. Founded on 29th September 1829, on a street off Whitehall, near to the Houses of Parliament, London.
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Bank of France

The Banque de France is the central bank of France. The City and Surburban Bank borrowed gold Napoleons from this Bank to bolster their reserves.
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Farrington Street

Farrington Street, London.
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The University of Oxford (informally "Oxford University", or simply "Oxford"), located in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. John Clay is supposed to have attended this University.
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The King's College of Our Lady of Eton beside Windsor, Read More...

House in Kensington

Dr Watson lived in Kensington at this time and walked through Hyde Park, to Oxford Street and then on to Baker Street to meet Sherlock Holmes.

City and Surburban Bank

Coburg Branch of the City and Surburban Bank

St. James' Hall

This is where Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson went to hear Sarasate play.
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Saxe-Coburg Square

Fictional address of Mr Jabez Wilson and his pawn shop. Read More...

St. Paul's

St Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral on Ludgate Hill, in the City of London, and the seat of the Bishop of London.
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King Edward Street

17 King Edward Street, near St. Paul’s. Address Mr William Morris (aka Duncan Ross) supposedly moved to, but which was actually a manufactory of artificial knee-caps. There is an actual King Edward Strreet, near St. Paul’s Cathedral.
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Pope's Court

7 Pope’s Court, Fleet Street, London where the offices of the ‘League’ were situated. It would seem there is a ‘Pope’s Court in London, but not in the Fleet Street area. Fleet Street is a street in London, named after the River Fleet.
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Home of Ezekiah Hopkins.

Edgeware Road, London

Edgware Road is a major street which passes through the west of central London, in the City of Westminster.
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Charing Cross Station, London

Main London station opened on 11th January 1864.
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Church of St. Monica

Fictional place of the marriage of Irene Adler and Godfrey Norton. Read More...

Gross & Hankey

Gross & Hankey, Regent Street. Presumably a jewellers. Godfrey Norton ordered his cab to go there and then to the church of St. Monica’s immediately before his wedding to Irene Adler.

Inner Temple

Godfrey Norton had rooms here.

Imperial Opera of Warsaw

This is the name of the fictional Opera House where Irene Adler had been Prima Donna.

La Scala

Irene Adler sang here.

Briony Lodge

Briony Lodge, Serpentine Avenue, St. John’s Wood, London. Home of Miss Irene Adler. Read More...

Langham Hotel, London

Here the King of Bohemia stayed during his visit to London to consult with Sherlock Holmes. Read More...

Warsaw, Poland

Here the King of Bohemia stayed for a lengthy visit when he was around 25 and met Miss Irene Adler.

Egria, Bohemia

Not far from Carlsbad.

Pinner, Middlesex

The maiden aunt of Mrs Effie Munro lived here.

Crystal Palace

Mr Grant Munro walked to Crystal Palace to think things over. Read More...

Norbury, London

The home of Mr and Mrs Grant Munro.

Atlanta, U.S.A

The former home of Mrs Effie Munro/Hebron, John Hebron and their daughter Lucy.

Waterloo Station, London

One of the main railway stations in London opened on 11th June 1848.
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Doctors' Commons

Sherlock Holmes visited Doctors’ Commons to view the Will of Mrs Stoner/Roylott. Read More...

Crown Inn

Crown Inn opposite the Manor House at Stoke Moran.

Crane Water

Crane Water, Nr. Reading, Berkshire. Home of Mr Percy Armitage who was engaged to Miss Helen Stoner.
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Harrow, Middlesex. Home of Miss Honoria Westphall.


Crewe, Cheshire (place of the death of Mrs Stoner, in a railway accident.) One of the main junction stations in England at the time.
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Calcutta, India

Calcutta. (Dr. Roylott pracised medicine there and married Mrs. Stoner. In a fit of temper he also beat his native butler to death and served a long prison sentence.)

Leatherhead, Surrey

Leatherhead, Surrey. Presumably nearest train station to Stoke Moran.
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Stoke Moran Manor House

Stoke Moran Manor House, West Surrey.
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Manor House of Hurlstone, West Sussex

The Manor House of Hurlstone, West Sussex was an 'L' shaped building.... Read More...

Terai Tea Plantations

Victor Trevor removed there after the death of his father.

Donnithorpe, Norfolk

The home of JP Trevor and his son.

Fordingham, Hampshire

The home of Beddoes/Evans where Hudson went after his stay at Donnithorpe.
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