The lakhori bricks lying near a grave, probably a very recent
burial, were a surprise. These flat kiln baked bricks
that were used in all the Nawabi buildings of Oudh,
went out of use in the early part of the 19th century,
maybe even earlier. Is it possible that these are old bricks
that werereused, bricks from the many building of that
period that were demolished during and after 1857!
The Nishatganj Cemetery was opened by Rev J.I.B Cockin,
Chaplin in 1887 and consecrated by the Bishop of
Calcutta, Edward Ralph, in 1889. It must have been in
use somewhat longer, because Joanna Reghelini Harcourt
was buried here in 1882. The Chiria Jheel Cemetery,
that is being used by Mother Teresa's Mission,
on Sapru Marg (formerly Olliver Road) was in
use during the 1860s and '70s.