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  • Reason for inclusion: the most substantial surviving remains of Cranfield Court attributed by Bernard Davies as “Tuxbury Old Hall” where the story takes place.

    Accessibility: Private property but can be seen from the road and there is a pull in space near the sign for the public footpath that heads towards a barn

    Description: The lodge is red brick with limestone dressings in a High Victorian Gothic Style that complimented the main house and was built at the same time 1862-1864. It guards the main drive down which Holmes and his party would have been driven, through the 65 acres of parkland, towards the main house in its 16 acres of grounds.  The main house was red brick in the French Gothic style and was designed by Thomas Hine of Nottingham for the local rector, the Reverend George Harter and his family. It was accredited as having the first double glazing in England and was sadly demolished in 1934

    Comments: Nothing remains visible of the main house or of the outbuildings in which Godfrey Emsworth was kept. Bizarrely in Court Road there are two gabled cottages with the Harter family monogram and the date 1903 to which the story is accredited.

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