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Magazine Gateway Regimental Museum, Leicester

Description: Magazine Gateway Regimental Museum

Grade: I
Date Listed: 5 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 188745

OS Grid Reference: SK5844604120
OS Grid Coordinates: 458446, 304120
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6317, -1.1379

Location: Oxford Street, Leicester LE2 7BY

Locality: Leicester
County: Leicester
Country: England
Postcode: LE2 7BY

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There is also a scheduled monument, Leicester Castle and the Magazine Gateway, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

(North Side)
Magazine Gateway Regimental
Museum (formerly listed
SK 5804 SW 2/112 5.1.50 as Newarke Gateway)
Mediaeval gateway to the area added to the Castle in 1331 by the Third
Earl of Leicester. The building is circa 1410. Stone. Rectangular on
plan. Three storeys. Bertizans at angles and domed octagonal stair turret.
Restored parapet. Moulded four-centred arches to pedestrian and carriageways
to east, only one wider arch on west, with tierceron-vault. Rectangular
windows with moulded labels, mostly Victorian restoration, deeply recessed
one two or three-light stone mullion windows with cusped head lights.
The Drill Hall extension of 1894 in facsimile on south has been demolished.
It is now isolated by recent road scheme. Used as a museum. A.M.

Listing NGR: SK5844604120

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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