Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Listed Building

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Great lengths, Played in England, Simon Inglis. Bristol South Baths, Bedminster, Bristol. Interior, general view of baths.

Great lengths, Played in England, Simon Inglis.
Bristol South Baths, Bedminster, Bristol.
Interior, general view of baths.

Heritage Calling

One of the most popular detectives in literature, Sherlock Holmes has seen many outings on the screen, and the BBC1 series with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman makes use of many listed buildings in its filming.

Paul Backhouse, Head of Imaging at Historic England, takes us through a few of his favourites:

187 North Gower Street, London. Grade II listed

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Of course no list would be complete without the home of the legendary detective himself, 221b Baker Street. However, 187 North Gower Street is used to film the TV series. Behind the 20th Century Regency style shop front is a Grade II listed building dating from around the 19th Century.

Bristol Baths, Bristol. Grade II listed

Appears in The Great Game. Series 1 Episode 3

dp030605 Interior view of the swimming pool at Bristol South Baths © Historic England

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