The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection Lancelyn Green Bequest

Treasure of the Month - February 2015

South View Lodge - 53 Kent Road in Southsea

South View Lodge - 53 Kent Road in Southsea

Arthur Conan Doyle remembered his time in Portsmouth fondly. He purchased this house in Southsea in June 1896 for the sum of £1,800. For some years it was the home of Dr Arthur Vernon Ford, the eye specialist, an old friend of Conan Doyle.



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