Where does Mr. Frankland live in The Hound of the Baskervilles?
Mr. Frankland is one of the more prominent neighbors of Baskerville Hall. He resides at Lafter Hall, where he is known to survey the surrounding landscape with his telescope. His primary hobby is bringing lawsuits against anyone who has, in his opinion, wronged him.
His lone direct contribution to the story is that he discovers, through his telescope, that a man is hiding in the ancient ruins on the moor and that a boy takes supplies to that man regularly. He believes that this person must be Selden, the escaped convict, but he tells no one about this except Dr. Watson. As it turns out, the man hiding in the ancient ruins is Sherlock Holmes, so it is quite convenient to the plot that Frankland has a feud with local law enforcement sufficient to ensure that he does not report what he thinks to be an escaped convict living on the moor, but is willing to give Dr. Watson enough information that Watson can find Holmes.
Mr. Frankland’s other important connection to the story is indirect. His estranged daughter, Laura Lyons, is responsible for luring Sir Charles Baskerville to the place where he encounters Stapleton’s hound and subsequently dies of a heart attack.