Charing Cross, London

Dr Watson’s Bank.

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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Sherlock Holmes - Deductions

“Hopkins’s writing shows considerable agitation, and he is not an emotional man. Yes, I gather there has been violence, and that the body is left for our inspection.”

Sherlock Holmes - Character Illustrations

Holmes uttered an exclamation.
“You have other injuries, madam! What is this?”

Sherlock Holmes - Sayings

“Come, Watson, come!” he cried. “The game is afoot." Read More...

Blackthorn cudgel

The stick with which Sir Eustace Brackenstall hit his wife and then attacked Captain Crocker.
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Bell rope

“I swarmed up and cut the rope of the bell. Then I lashed her in her chair, and frayed out the end of the rope to make it look natural....(Captain Jack Crocker)

Three wine glasses

The three glasses were grouped together, all of them tinged with wine, and one of them containing some dregs of beeswing.

Bottle of wine with beeswing

“The bottle was full of it, and it is inconceivable that the first two glasses were clear and the third heavily charged with it.” (Sherlock Holmes)
  • Beeswing is the scum found on the top of aged wine.

Telegram from Sherlock Holmes to Captain Crocker

A telegram which brought Captain Jack Crocker to Baker Street.

Note from Sherlock Holmes to Stanley Hopkins

....he scribbled a short note for Stanley Hopkins, and left it with the lodge-keeper.

Note received by Sherlock Holmes from Stanley Hopkins

“Abbey Grange, Marsham, Kent, 3:30 A.M.
I should be very glad of your immediate assistance in what promises to be a most remarkable case. It is something quite in your line. Except for releasing the lady I will see that everything is kept exactly as I have found it, but I beg you not to lose an instant, as it is difficult to leave Sir Eustace there.
“Yours faithfully, “STANLEY HOPKINS.

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...

Lodge-keeper at the Abbey Grange

An old lodge-keeper, whose haggard face bore the reflection of some great disaster. Read More...

Manager of the Adelaide-Southampton Line

Holmes’s card sent in to the manager ensured instant attention, and he was not long in acquiring all the information he needed.

The Three Randalls

Suspected burglars of the Abbey Grange.

One was elderly, with a beard, and the others young, hairless lads. They might have been a father with his two sons.

Sir Eustace Brackenstall

Husband of Lady Mary Brackenstall and owner of the Abbey Grange. Read More...

Teresa Wright

Maid to Lady Mary Brackenstall.

Captain Jack Crocker

First Officer on the S.S. Rock of Gibraltar.

He was a very tall young man, golden-moustached, blue-eyed, with a skin which had been burned by tropical suns, and a springy step, which showed that the huge frame was as active as it was strong.

Lady Mary Brackenstall (nee Mary Fraser of Adelaide, South Australia)

Wife of Sir Eustace Brackenstall.

Inspector Stanley Hopkins

“Hopkins has called me in seven times, and on each occasion his summons has been entirely justified,” said Holmes. “I fancy that every one of his cases has found its way into your collection.”

Inspector Stanley Hopkins

A promising detective, in whose career Holmes had several times shown a very practical interest.

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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Charing Cross Station, London

Main London station opened on 11th January 1864.
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Dr John Watson

Companion and chronicler of Sherlock Holmes.

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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