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**[https://web.archive.org/web/20080731000838/http://www.cbbarrackpore.org.in/HeritageStructures.htm Heritage Structures]
**[https://web.archive.org/web/20080731000838/http://www.cbbarrackpore.org.in/HeritageStructures.htm Heritage Structures]
**[https://web.archive.org/web/20080802230640/http://www.cbbarrackpore.org.in/ListGraves.htm List of Graves in the Old Christian Cemetery at Sadar Bazaar]
**[https://web.archive.org/web/20080802230640/http://www.cbbarrackpore.org.in/ListGraves.htm List of Graves in the Old Christian Cemetery at Sadar Bazaar]
*[https://picasaweb.google.com/paulnsheila/FrancisDownAndIndiaPhotos#5078062408738529138 Photograph: RFA Barracks Barrackpore, Bengal 1916]   Photographs of Francis Down, 218th Brigade, RFA.  Picasaweb.
*[http://www.dhtcollections.com/item/Brand_GravesofJuteMillmanagersburiedinIndia_0_0_28576_1.html  Graves of Jute Mill managers buried in India] Dundee Heritage Trust. Includes wives. Contains twenty five records at the Scottish Cemetery in Calcutta, fourteen at Barrackpore Cemetery and one of Tollygunge Cemetery. Graves date from 1881 to 1951, covering workers at the four of the major Indian mills - Titaghur, Samnuggur, Angus and Victoria.
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20151128124251/https://picasaweb.google.com/paulnsheila/FrancisDownAndIndiaPhotos#5078062408738529138 Photograph: RFA Barracks Barrackpore, Bengal 1916], now archived. Note this photo appears on a public page on Ancestry  with the description "RFABarracksBarrackpore, Bengal 1916". From a collection of  [https://web.archive.org/web/20151128124251/https://picasaweb.google.com/paulnsheila/FrancisDownAndIndiaPhotos  Photographs of Francis Down], 218th Brigade, RFA.  Picasaweb, archived.
===Historical books online===
===Historical books online===

Revision as of 06:07, 4 December 2019

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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 22.769078°N 88.352205°E
Altitude: 15 m (49 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Barrackpur
State/Province: West Bengal
Country: India
Transport links

Barrackpore, about 15 miles from Calcutta, became the site of the first British barracks in India in 1772. Later, the town also housed the residence of the Viceroy. The cantonment was the scene of the Barrackpore Mutiny in 1824 and also the 1857 incident with Mangal Pandey that is often said to have started the Indian Mutiny.

Spelling variants

Modern name: Barrackpur
Variants: Barrackpore


  • St Bartholomew (Anglican)

External links

Historical books online

  • Barrackpore Imperial Gazetteer
  • The cantonment at Barrackpore, page 287 Army Medical Department: Report for the Year 1862 Google Books
  • Barrackpore page 351 Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire into the Sanitary State of the Army in India : with Abstract of Evidence, and of Reports Received from Indian Military Stations 1864 Archive.org
  • "Barrackpore Government House" page 1, British Government In India: The Story of the Viceroys and Government Houses, Volume Two, by the Marquis Curzon of Kedleston, K.G. , Viceroy and Governor General of India Jan.1899-May 1904, and Dec. 1904-Nov.1905. 1925 Archive.org