Bicycle tyres

“I am familiar with forty-two different impressions left by tyres. This as you perceive, is a Dunlop, with a patch upon the outer cover. Heidegger’s tyres were Palmer’s, leaving longitudinal stripes.

Other notable pupils at the Priory school

“Lord Leverstoke, the Earl of Blackwater, Sir Cathcart Soames — they all have intrusted their sons to me.” (Thorneycroft Huxtable)

Eton jacket

He had dressed himself fully, before going off, in his usual school suit of black Eton jacket and dark gray trousers.

Huxtable's Sidelights on Horace

“Huxtable’s Sidelights on Horace may possibly recall my name to your memories.” (Thorneycroft Huxtable)
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Rumour in the Globe

“We had tried to keep it out of the papers, but there was some rumor in the Globe last night.” (Thorneycroft Huxtable)

Sherlock Holmes - Deductions

“What Dr. Thorneycroft Huxtable, of the Priory School, near Mackleton, has to do with the matter, and why he comes three days after an event — the state of your chin gives the date — to ask for my humble services.” Read More...

Sherlock Holmes - Character Illustrations

I am aware, Mr. Holmes, that you take a very high line in professional matters, and that you are prepared to work for the work’s sake. Read More...

Sherlock Holmes - Sayings

“It is impossible as I state it, and therefore I must in some respect have stated it wrong.” Read More...

Sherlock Holmes' sprained ankle

As we approached the forbidding and squalid inn, with the sign of a game-cock above the door, Holmes gave a sudden groan, and clutched me by the shoulder to save himself from falling. He had had one of those violent strains of the ankle which leave a man helpless.

Cheque for £12,000

According to Sherlock Holmes the cheque for £12,000 was the first most interesting object that he had seen in the North.

Holmes folded up his cheque and placed it carefully in his notebook. “I am a poor man,” said he, as he patted it affectionately, and thrust it into the depths of his inner pocket.

Horseshoes made to counterfeit the tracks of cows

They are for the use of horses, but they are shaped below with a cloven foot of iron, so as to throw pursuers off the track.

“Can you recall that the tracks were sometimes like that, Watson” — he arranged a number of bread-crumbs in this fashion — : : : : : — “and sometimes like this” — : . : . : . : . — “and occasionally like this” — . ‘ . ‘ . ‘ . ‘ “Can you remember that?” (Sherlock Holmes)

Telegram from Chesterfield police

Telegram from police in Chesterfield to Sherlock Holmes confirming that they had arrested Rueben Hayes.

Telegram from Sherlock Holmes

Telegram sent by Sherlock Holmes to the Chesterfield Police upon which Rueben Hayes was arrested.

Telegram from Thorneycroft Huxtable

Telegram from Thorneycroft Huxtable to the Duke of Holdernesse advising him of the death of Herr Heidegger, the German master.

Abergavenny murder

“The Abergavenny murder is coming up for trial.” (Sherlock Holmes)

Ferrers documents

“I am retained in this case of the Ferrers Documents.” (Sherlock Holmes)

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.

Edith, Duchess of Holdernesse

Daughter of Sir Charles Appledore and mother of Lord Saltire. Currently residing in the south of France.

Peat Cutter

Who took a note to Dr Huxtable after Holmes and Watson discovered the body of the murdered German master, Herr Heidegger.

Mrs Rueben Hayes

Who was a kindly woman, but entirely under the control of her brutal husband.

Herr Heidegger

He was a tall man, full-bearded, with spectacles, one glass of which had been knocked out. The cause of his death was a frightful blow upon the head, which had crushed in part of his skull. That he could have gone on after receiving such an injury said much for the vitality and courage of the man. He wore shoes, but no socks, and his open coat disclosed a nightshirt beneath it.

Lord Arthur Saltire

Son and heir of the Duke of Holdernesse.

Rueben Hayes

A squat, dark, elderly man was smoking a black clay pipe. We approached the forbidding and squalid inn, with the sign of a game-cock above the door,
Landlord of ‘The Fighting Cock’ Inn and co-abducter of Lord Saltire.

James Wilder

Illegitimate son of the Duke of Holdernesse and co-abducter of Lord Saltire. Read More...

Duke of Holdernesse

He was a tall and stately person, scrupulously dressed, with a drawn, thin face, and a nose which was grotesquely curved and long. His complexion was of a dead pallor, which was more startling by contrast with a long, dwindling beard of vivid red, which flowed down over his white waistcoat, with his watch-chain gleaming through its fringe.
Father of the abducted Lord Saltire.

Dr Thorneycroft Huxtable M.A., Ph.D., etc.

Founder and principal of the Priory School in the north of England. The Priory is, without exception, the best and most select preparatory school in England. Read More...

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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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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