in trees: the gothic Cromer Hall
in Norfolk is said to have inspired the location of the Sherlock
Holmes tale, The Hound of the Baskervilles.
pile caught the imagination of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on a golfing
trip to the area in 1901.
who took him on his visit to the house went by the name of Baskerville.
hound-like gargoyle help inspire Conan Doyle?
home's architectural design is similar to that of the novel's Baskerville
Hall (the book itself is set in Dartmoor.)
hound in the story is believed by many to be based on the legend
of Black Shuck - a huge hound with terrifying eyes who is said to
prowl the coastline of North Norfolk.
Anyone who looks
into his fearsome eyes is said to have only a year to live...the
name 'Shuck' may be a derivation of the Old English word Scucca,
appears to be something of a haven for these creatures of the night
- the Black Dog of Bungay is another local legend. Have you got
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