Ruins of the Residency and Bailey Guard, Lucknow.
Photographer: Bourne, Samuel
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the ruins of the Residency and Bailey Guard gateway, Lucknow, taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. The Baillie Guard gateway is the entrypoint to the Residency Complex named after Major John Baillie, who was the Resident from 1811-1815. 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. Approximately 3000 British inhabitants took refuge within the complex. The surviving ruins convey the grandeur of the original structure and provide an insight to the the events of 1857.