Watt Street Chapel

Could this have been what ACD was referring to?
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Guild of St. George

The Guild of St. George, which was formed in connection with the Watt Street Chapel for the purpose of supplying the poor with cast-off clothing.
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King David

“You remember the small affair of Uriah and Bathsheba? My Biblical knowledge is a trifle rusty, I fear, but you will find the story in the first or second of Samuel.”
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  • II Samuel, Chapter 11

General Neill

“There were ten thousand rebels round us, and they were as keen as a set of terriers round a rat-cage. About the second week of it our water gave out, and it was a question whether we could communicate with General Neill’s column, which was moving up-country.” (Henry Wood)
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A military camp.
  • historically a permanent military station in British India.
  • ORIGIN mid 18th cent.: from French cantonnement, from cantonner ‘to quarter’.

Sherlock Holmes - Deductions

“Sorry to see that you’ve had the British workman in the house. He‘s a token of evil. Not the drains, I hope?” Read More...

Sherlock Holmes - Character Illustrations

I handed him my pouch, and he seated himself opposite to me and smoked for some time in silence. I was well aware that nothing but business of importance would have brought him to me at such an hour, so I waited patiently until he should come round to it. Read More...


“Well, some call them that, and some call them ichneumon,” said the man. “Snake-catcher is what I call them.” (Henry Wood)
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Door key

The key was missing from the door so it could not be opened from either side.

Heavy club

Upon the floor, close to the body, was lying a singular club of hard carved wood with a bone handle.

Sherlock Holmes - Sayings

“She had flown to tea as an agitated woman will.”

“It’s every man‘s business to see justice done.”

Sherlock Holmes - Registration Agent

In the character of a registration-agent I had a most interesting gossip with his landlady.


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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A beautiful reddish-brown creature, thin and lithe, with the legs of a stoat, a long, thin nose, and a pair of the finest red eyes that ever I saw in an animal’s head.


One of Sherlock Holmes’ Baker Street Irregulars.

Miss Morrison

Friend and neighbour of Mrs Barclay.


Mrs Watson suggested that Jackson would stand as locum for Dr Watson while he was away in Aldershot with Sherlock Holmes.


Coachman to Colonel and Mrs Barclay and the first to enter the room where the tragedy occurred.


The Cook to Colonel and Mrs Barclay.

Jane Stewart

Housemaid to Colonel and Mrs Barclay.

Major Murphy

Second in Command of the Royal Munsters.

Corporal Henry Wood

He appeared to be deformed, for he carried his head low and walked with his knees bent. Read More...

Nancy Barclay/Devoy

The daughter of a former colour-sergeant in the same corps. (Royal Munsters) Read More...

Colonel James Barclay

He was a dashing, jovial old soldier in his usual mood, but there were occasions on which he seemed to show himself capable of considerable violence and vindictiveness.

Mrs Watson

Dr Watson’s wife. Formerly Miss Mary Morstan (Sign of Four).

Dr John Watson

Companion and chronicler of Sherlock Holmes.

Waterloo Station, London

One of the main railway stations in London opened on 11th June 1848.
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Sherlock Holmes

“Well, I have a trade of my own. I suppose I am the only one in the world. I’m a consulting detective, if you can understand what that is. Here in London we have lots of government detectives and lots of private ones. When these fellows are at fault, they come to me, and I manage to put them on the right scent." (Sherlock Holmes) (Study in Scarlet)
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