- Posted October 20, 2012 by
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Mosque inside Residency
Built in 1800 for the British Resident, this group of buildings became the stage for the most dramatic events of the 1857 Mutiny or Uprising and the Siege of Lucknow.
The British inhabitants and Indian loyalists of the city all took refuge with Sir Henry Lawrence in the Residency upon the outbreak of the Mutiny. It was 87 days before a small force under Sir Henry Havelock broke past the forces that were beseiging the building to the remaining half-starved defenders. But once Havelock and his troops were within the Residency the siege immediately recommenced and continued from September 25 to November 17, when final relief arrived with Sir Colin Campbell.
The Residency has been maintained exactly as it was at the time of the final relief, the shattered walls scarred by cannon shots.