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Leicester Castle and the Magazine Gateway: Scheduled Monument

The area around Leicester Castle is a Scheduled Monument of major importance. The Monument is to the north of The Newarke and to the west of Southgates, and includes Castle View and the Castle Yard, plus parts of Castle Street and Castle Gardens. The Magazine Gateway is detached, but the whole area is now officially defined as a single Monument. Most of the site is within the Castle Gardens Conservation Area. There are many features and buildings of historic interest within this area, some of the more significant being:


There are several other buildings of architectural or historic interest within the area of the Ancient Monument. These include:

  • on Castle Street: Castle House, The Gate House and the tower at the west end of Stretton's Factory
  • on Castle View: no's 5-9 and the 'Deacon's Workshop'
  • on The Newarke: parts of Chantry House and Skeffington House (Newarke Houses Museum)
  • within Castle Gardens: a fragment of the former Castle Wall


See also:


For further information on the Leicester Castle Monument, contact the City Archaeologist in our Conservation Team.


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Map of the scheduled monument

The map below is based upon OS Mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office. © Crown copyright. All rights reserved. Leicester City Council Licence 100019264 (2006).


Leicester Castle and Magazine