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Tomb of Susanna Annamaria, Chuchura (Chinsura)

Located on the Grand Trunk Road, just outside the town of Chuchura (Chinsura) is the beautiful tomb of Susanna Annamaria.

 

Susanna Annamaria was a Dutch Lady married to an Englishman named Mr Yeats. Although nothing much is known neither about the lady or her husband.

 

Built in 1809 the Octagonal structure is an ideal example of Indo - Dutch architecture. The two storied octagonal structure, with arched gateways and slender columns is crowned with a dome.

 

The grave contains no epitaph but the name Susanna Annamaria is inscribed in the drum of the dome.

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Taken on August 21, 2011