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The Gate of the Residency & the clock tower opposite [Lucknow].

The Gate of the Residency & the clock tower opposite [Lucknow].

Photographer: Beato, Felice

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 27/(1)

Item number: 271

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Baillie Guard gateway in Lucknow, from theAlbum of Miscellaneous views in India, taken by Felice Beato in the 1858. 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.

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