The Residency, additionally known as because the British Residency and Residency Complex, is a collection of numerous buildings in a commonplace precinct inside the town of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. It served as the residence for the British Resident General who became a consultant within the court docket of the Nawab. The Residency is placed inside the heart of the metropolis, within the vicinity of other monuments like Shaheed Smarak, Tehri Kothi and High Court Building. It become constructed in the course of the rule of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan II, who changed into the fifth Nawab of the province of Awadh.
Construction occurred between 1780 and 1800 AD. Between 1 July 1857 and 17 November 1857 the Residency became difficulty to the Siege of Lucknow, a part of the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The Residency now exists as ruins. The Residency has been maintained because it become at the time of the final remedy, and the shattered partitions are nonetheless scarred by means of cannon shot. Even for the reason that Indian Independence, little has modified. The ruined constructing is surrounded through lawns and flowerbeds and is a traveler attraction these days. The cemetery at the nearby ruined church has the graves of 2000 men, women and children, along with that of Sir Henry 1st viscount montgomery of alamein Lawrence who died during the siege.