..a continuation post to S.V. Nagaram Palace
18th March 2017.
After Lunch at Arani, we had been to this Poosimalai Kuppam Palace, through a forest for about 6 to 7 KM from S V Nagaram. The Palace is in the midst of the forest surrounded by the hills. The locals used to call this as Glass Palace – கண்ணாடி மாளிகை. It was learnt that the forest was created by planting trees by the Jahirthar.
The Bungalow or the Palace was constructed in the year 1860 CE ( the drawing was prepared in the year 1850) and the Architect was W.N Pogson. The Palace looks like 1800’s European Palaces. The palace has a Kitchen, living place for the servants and a well. The palace is of G + 2 floors and the top floor was with a tiled slopping roof. Sit out on the north side was supported by cast Iron pipes made like pillars and also serves as a rain water drain pipes from the top slopping roof. The top slopping roof has gutters to divert the water through these cast iron pipes. These pillars/ rain water pipes are imported from UK and made at Glasgow during 1860 CE
The roof of the Ground and first floors are supported by steel beams and concrete was a mixture of lime mortar and broken bricks. The walls are built with bricks and plastered with lime mortar. In side the wall are finished like a glass and out side the same was done like brick and painted with red oxide colour. The corner bricks are specially made for this palace.
Even-though the purpose of the Palace was not known there are many stories behind this mistry. One such story is, The Jahirthar built this palace for his British wife. This Palace also called as SHOOTING BOX. It was told that Jahirthar used to hunt deer, rabbits, wild boar from this Palace. The Palace now looks like ghost bungalow used for illegal purposes. The walls are scribbled with paint, ink, nails etc by the miscredients. The doors and windows were taken away. The Palace stands majestically even now telling it’s old glory.
HOW TO REACH :
This Poosimalaikuppam Palace is about 6 to 7 Km on the north west direction of S.V. Nagaram Palace.
Looks like a castle
Made in UK, Glasgow
Pillar serves as a Rainwater pipe
Corner brick stones specially made for this palace
This structure enhances beauty of this Palace
2nd Floor Roof
…. To be continued Robert Kelly Memorial )
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