New Windsor
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Location Berkshire, England
Position Town
Appearances "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans"

Windsor, properly New Windsor, is a municipal borough and town in Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. The town is most famous as being the location of Windsor Castle, one of the key residences of the English monarch, and the one from which the family surname is derived.

Canonical appearances

"The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans"

After recovering the stolen plans and securing the arrest of Valentine Walter and Hugo Oberstein, Sherlock Holmes travels to Windsor, and returns later with a valuable emerald tie-pin. He tells Watson that the pin is a gift from "a certain gracious lady" whose interests he has once again successfully protected. Though Holmes does not identify the woman, Watson believes he knows who she was - presumably, Queen Victoria herself.


  • The British royal family has been known as the House of Windsor since 1917, when George V changed the family name from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to distance himself from his German origins during WWII. He chose the name Windsor due to the long connection between the palace and English royalty. The family's original name is referenced in The Adventure of the Red-Headed League in the fictional Saxe-Coburg Square.

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