Magazine Gateway Regimental Museum, The Newarke, Leicester

Magazine Gateway Regimental Museum, The Newarke, Leicester
Photograph taken 16 April 2001 © Mr Brian Arnold. Source Historic England Archive ref: 188745

This gateway was built in c1410. It was the main entrance to the Newarke, the outer bailey around the castle. The original gateway dated back to the building of the Newarke in c1330. The gateway was used a magazine (ammunition) store during the Civil War, hence it's current name. In 1894 it was incorporated into a military barracks. The barracks were then demolished in 1966 when a dual carriageway was created. The gateway remains as a museum, but is isolated on part of the city's inner ring road.

Location

Leicester Leicester

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

gateway wall attack defence store ammunition museum civil war Medieval (1066 - 1484)