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Kothi Residency

Kothi Residency is an ancient building located in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. It was built by Major James Achilles Kirkpatrick in 1808. The building, designed by P Russell of royal engineers, originally had a brick wall around it.

Kothi Residency was heavily fortified and the new wall was furnished with three bastions and four gates after the historic mutiny of 1857 and an attempted attack on the building.

Kothi Residency is built along grand imperial lines. The deep column portico, exquisitely garnished with elaborate chandeliers and gilt mirrors, leads one to the main 'Durbar Hall'. Situated to the south-west within the compound is an enclosed graveyard. Several British officials are buried here.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Hyderabad
Location: Hyderabad    


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