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.