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Hessing's Tomb

Hessing's Tomb is a magnificent structure located in Agra, a city in Uttar Pradesh which offers superb specimens of Mughal art and culture. This red sandstone tomb was built in memory of Colonial John William Hessing, a Dutch officer who died in 1803. The tomb was built by Ann Hessing, the wife of a John Hessing.

The tomb architecture has a strong influence of Mughal edifices and tradition of the 19th century. This square shaped building is on a 12 feet high square plinth with an underground chamber and a corridor around it. An octagonal platform, three meters in span, is affixed to the each corner of tomb. Roofed by a double dome, the interior chamber has a stone cenotaph, which contains inscriptions in English.

Updated on 15th February, 2015
District: Agra
Location: Agra    


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