No. 18. The Residency at Lucknow. The square tower on the right slightly in view is the one in which Lawrence was wounded.
Photographer: Tytler, Robert and Harriet
Medium: Photographic print
General view of the ruins of the Residency at Lucknow photographed by Robert and Harriet Tytler in 1858. The Residency Building, built c.1800 for the British Resident in Lucknow, was a key site of the Siege of Lucknow during the Uprising of 1857. The Residency Complex was occupied by Sir Henry Lawrence (1806-1857), Chief Commissioner of Awadh at the outbreak of the Uprising. Approximately 3000 British inhabitants took refuge within the complex. The square tower on the right slightly in view is the one in which Lawrence was wounded during the siege and defence of the Residency, he died shortly after. The surviving ruins of the Residency convey the grandeur of the original structure and provide an insight to the the events of 1857.