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Magazine Gateway

A Grade I Listed Building in Castle, City of Leicester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6317 / 52°37'54"N

Longitude: -1.1379 / 1°8'16"W

OS Eastings: 458446

OS Northings: 304120

OS Grid: SK584041

Mapcode National: GBR FFL.SH

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.H3CS

Entry Name: Magazine Gateway

Listing Date: 5 January 1950

Last Amended: 14 March 1975

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184902

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188745

Location: Leicester, LE1

County: City of Leicester

Unitary Authority Ward: Castle

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Leicester St Mary de Castro

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 24/10/2016

SK 5804 SW,
2/112

THE NEWARKE (North Side),
Magazine Gateway

(Formerly listed as: Magazine Gateway Regimental Museum)

(Previously listed as: Newarke Gateway)

5.1.50

I

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 until 1996.
A.M.


Listing NGR: SK5844604120

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