The William Fraser Bungalow in Delhi
The St. James Chruch, an Anglican church that was built in Delhi in the nineteenth century, has a unique building located right next door to it. This is the William Fraser Bungalow. It is a building that is unique in its design and is still used by people today.
The William Fraser Bungalow was built in 1803 at the space where the Lothian and Church Roads currently intersect. It is in Old Delhi and is not too far from where the Kashmiri Gate is located.
This bungalow was originally designed as a home for Sir William Fraser. He was a Commissioner of British India and eventually became the British Deputy Resident of India. Fraser had lived in his house until his death in 1835 when he was assassinated by a person who was angered over how the British had impacted the estate of the Nawab Shamuddin. Today Fraser is buried in a tomb at the St. James Church.
One notable point about the William Fraser Bungalow is that it was built over a large space where a Mughal palace is believed to have been located in. Whether or not this was a factor that led to the killing of Fraser is not fully clear.
A number of bricks were in the construction of the building. These bricks were made as ones that were owned