The marsh around Fox Tor, Fox Tor Mires, was almost the inspiration for the book's Grimpen Mire. Baskerville Hall may be either Hayford Hall or Brook Manor, which are both near Buckfastleigh.
It is thought that Conan Doyle, who once lived in Birmingham, may have borrowed the name from Birmingham printer John Baskerville.
The Hound of the Baskervilles maybe considered the most popular of all of the Sherlock Holmes stories. It has been filmed no fewer than 18 times, with the earliest adaptation on record being a 1914 German silent production. The most respected adaptations are those featuring Basil Rathbone (1939), Peter Cushing (1959), and Jeremy Brett (1988).