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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
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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.

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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
  • "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