Canning Road, CR0

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One of five roads built on the site of the East India Company Military Seminary by the British Land Company, which bought the site in 1861 for £33,600. The streets that formed the East India Company Estate were named after prominent figures in the history of British India. Charles Canning, 1st Earl Canning, statesman and Governor-General of India during the Indian Rebellion of 1857; Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde, Henry Havelock and Sir James Outram, 1st Baronet, who were all generals in India during the same rebellion; and James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, Governor-General of India between 1862 – 1863.

 

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