ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE’s grave at Minstead, in the New Forest.
Buried under a hefty tree at the rear of the churchyard, Doyle’s epitaph reads: ‘Steel true/Blade straight/Arthur Conan Doyle/Knight/Patriot, Physician, and man of letters.’ No mention of deerstalkers.
Doyle was first buried – vertically – in Windlesham’s rose garden. He and his wife were reinterred in 1955 after the estate grounds were sold.
All Saint’s Church Minstead New Forest Hampshire.
The village church is the church of All Saints. The chancel and nave, which are of stone, date from the 13th century. The rest of the building, in red brick, is of 18th-century or later date, including the tower. The font is 12th century. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is buried in the churchyard. The church has two large galleries and a three-decker pulpit. The church also boasts an unusual “luxury” pew, complete with its own fireplace.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s grave is under a large tree in the churchyard. Sir Arthur was originally buried in a vertical position in Crowborough and re-interred in Minstead by the family of his deceased first wife after the death of the second Lady Conan Doyle. Minstead figured prominently in Conan Doyle’s historical novel The White Company.