Piece of Britain's cultural history: The entrance hall at Undershaw as it was while home to the Conan Doyles

Former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to be converted into school

Piece of Britain's cultural history: The entrance hall at Undershaw as it was while home to the Conan Doyles

Then: Conan Doyle chose the spot for his home, above, because of the area’s repute as ‘Little Switzerland’, so named for its 800ft altitude and clean air which, it was claimed, had restorative health benefits

Former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to be converted into school

Then: Conan Doyle chose the spot for his home, above, because of the area’s repute as ‘Lit.

Home: The author, pictured above, only left Undershaw in 1907, following his wife's death

Former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to be converted into school

Home: The author, pictured above, only left Undershaw in 1907, following his wife's death

Now: The Grade II-listed property, called Undershaw, in Hindhead, Surrey, pictured above, was where the author wrote many of his Sherlock Holmes stories. It has stood empty since 2005 after it was converted to a hotel in the 1920s

Former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to be converted into school

The Grade 2 Victorian-era home of Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle will converted into a special needs school, despite a lengthy legal battle.

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