Jun 24, 2013

Sher Darwaza or Neil's Gate - Lucknow 1870's

 Photographer: Darogha Abbas Ali

Located north of the Telegraph Office within the Residency complex, Sher Darwaza was the gateway to the Kaiserbagh palace. This gateway "was the scene of the battle during the struggle of 1857 and on 26th September of that year a shot was fired from the top of this gateway mortally wounded General Neill who was heading the first Relief Column to Lucknow. At the spot where General Neill fell stands a small monument with his name."

From the book
The Lucknow album : containing a series of fifty photographic views of Lucknow and its environs together with a large sized plan of the city (1874)
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