Magazine Gateway, The Newarke, Leicester - Leicester, City of (UA)

The Eastern Gate of The Newarke, a fortified religious college, built c1410. Last used as a regimental museum but vacant since 1999 with public access only on Heritage Open Days. No new long-term sustainable use has yet been identified but a condition survey was carried out in March 2018 and the Council intends to undertake repairs in 2019.

Magazine Gateway, The Newarke, Leicester - Leicester, City of (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Leicester Castle and the Magazine Gateway
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1012147
  • Local Planning Authority: Leicester, City of (UA)
  • Site Type: Gatehouse


  • Building Name: Magazine Gateway
  • Street Name: The Newarke
  • Locality: Leicester
  • Unitary Authority: Leicester, City of (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Leicester South
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: E - Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use)
  • Previous Priority: E
  • Ownership: Local authority
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Buildings - 3 grade I; 1 grade II, 11 LBs, part in CA
  • List Entry Number(s): 1012147 and 1200622; 1184902; 1074069; 1200655