Magazine Gateway Leicester
SK 584-041 Leicestershire England
Magazine Gateway is an early 15th century stone three storey rectangular gatehouse, founded by Henry, earl of Leicester. The large vehicular and smaller pedestrian archways, were the main entrance into the 14th century, Newarke enclosure of Leicester Castle. The exterior, with its rectangular windows, domed octagonal stair turret and bertizans on the angles of the parapet, were heavily restored in the 19th century. On the 21st of August 1485, King Richard III, rode out of the gatehouse, to fight in what became known as the Battle of Bosworth. 5 miles north-west is Castle Hill and 9 miles south-east is Kibworth Harcourt Castle.
Magazine Gateway is located in Leicester, off Vaughan Way. 25 miles south of Nottingham, on the M1-A5460.
The site is owned by Leicester City Council and is occasionally open for public viewing. The outside is freely accessible in daylight hours.
There are a car parks nearby.