Sherlock Holmes Pavement
Granite paving slabs have been set into the pavement to commemorate famous author, Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle’s time living in Plymouth, where he had a short-lived medical practice at No1 Durnford Street
In the pavement from 85-127 Durnford Street, granite slabs have been installed, engraved with quotes from Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels.
Twenty quotes in total narrate the journey down this historic street and at the steps of number 93 a plaque celebrates his work and link with the city.
In September 2017 Doyle’s time in Plymouth was once again marked, this time with the unveiling of a blue plaque on the building in which he resided in 1882. At 6, Elliot Terrace he shared residency with Dr Budd, his medical partner, Doyle’s first job after studying medicine in Edinburgh.
Although his time in Plymouth was brief, Doyle was inspired by the Countryside. The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Adventures of Devil’s Foot were both set in Devon and Cornwall.
One of the quotes reads:
‘’Life is infinitely stranger than anything the mind of man could invent.’’
Read the article ‘Creator of Sherlock Holmes takes his place in the history of Plymouth.’ on The Herald website. (Accessed 22 February 2018)
See more of the quotes and a review on BBC America website. (Accessed 14 February 2018)