Gun foundry in Hyderabad:

Source: history files
Gunfoundry also known as Top ka Sancha (1786 AD) was a cannonball factory set up by the second Nizam of Hyderabad, Nawab Mir Nizam Ali Khan at Fateh Maidan in Hyderabad, India. The historic Aliya High School for Boys

1786 :
A gun foundry is one of the several cannon and cannon-ball factories to be set up in by the French General Raymond in the service of the nawab. In time, the whole district comes to be known as the Gun Foundry, such is the local impact of this construction.
Gunfoundry was one of the several cannon and cannonball factories set up in 1786 AD by the French General, Michel Joachim Marie Raymond who was in the service of Nawab Mir Nizam Ali Khan, the second Nizam of Hyderabad. This is the only surviving gunfoundry established in the 18th century, in the Nizams, Hyderabad State.

The gun foundry is now the only remaining building in Hyderabad which dates from the eighteenth century

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