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Presidency: Madras
Coordinates: 12.98°N 80.18°E
Altitude: 16 m (52 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Pallavarum
State/Province: Tamil Nadu
Country: India
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Pallaveram was a cantonment situated about four or five miles from the coast, three miles south of St Thomas' Mount, south west of Madras.

In 1857 a European Invalid Artillery Company was stationed there.[1]

In 1884 it was the location of a Pensioners’ Depot, a station where a certain number of British officers and warrant officers lived, who had elected to remain in India after they were pensioned.[2]

Spelling variants

Modern spelling: Pallavaram
Variants: Pallaveram/Palaveram/Pallavaram

External links

Historical books online

  • Pallavaram Imperial Gazetteer
  • "Palaveram" page 42 The Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal Volume 68 1847 Google Books. Also called the Presidency Cantonment. The cantonment was classified as one of the "Stations on the sea coast". In 1847 there were no European troops stationed there.


  1. Google Books snippet search result partial reference The Bulletin The Military Historical Society - Volume 47, Issue 185 - Volume 48, Issue 192 - Page 128
  2. Page 56 Memoirs, with a Full Account of the Great Malaria Problem and its Solution by Ronald Ross 1923