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The Residency from the north-west, with part of the cemetery in the foreground, Lucknow

The Residency from the north-west, with part of the cemetery in the foreground, Lucknow

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1864

Shelfmark: Photo 883/(27)

Item number: 88327

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the residency at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh taken by Samuel Bourne in 1864. 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. It was sieged twice then recaptured in March 1858 by British forces under Sir Colin Campbell. Approximately 3000 British inhabitants took refuge within the complex. The surviving ruins of the Residency convey the grandeur of the original structure and provide an insight to the the events of 1857. The cemetery contains the graves of many of the prominent figures of the Uprising like Sir Henry Lawrence and Brigadier-General J.S. Neill.

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