Nov 9, 2014

Baillie Guard Gate from Inside - Lucknow c1858

The Baillie Guard gateway is the entry point to the Residency Complex of Lucknow, 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.

Photographer:  Tytler, Robert and Harriet
Source: British Library

View some more photographs of this gate:
  1. Bailey Guard Gate - Lucknow c1890's
  2. Bailey Guard Gate Vintage Photograph - Lucknow 1891
  3. The Bailey Guard Gate in Lucknow by Samuel Bourne c1875
  4. Bailey guard gate - Lucknow c1862