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The Lion Bridge

A Grade I Listed Building in Alnwick, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.4179 / 55°25'4"N

Longitude: -1.7074 / 1°42'26"W

OS Eastings: 418619

OS Northings: 613814

OS Grid: NU186138

Mapcode National: GBR J5JS.4N

Mapcode Global: WHC1K.R24X

Entry Name: The Lion Bridge

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1178596

English Heritage Legacy ID: 235834

Location: Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Alnwick

Built-Up Area: Alnwick

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Alnwick

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

The Lion Bridge
NU 1813 NE 2/112 10.1.55.
1775 by John Adam. Ashlar. Three arches and a smaller land arch. Polygonal look
outs on each side. Corbelled arcade to crenellated parapet. In the centre on
the east side stands the Percy Lion in cast lead. Matching it on the west side
was reputedly once a unicorn (symbolizing Scotland). Curved approach parapets
with close-set petrified stockade over a round section string and circular end
piers. Look outs have blind arrow slits with hood moulds; merlons in crenellations.
On the central die on the west side is roughly engraved "Foxy's Leap Au 12 1867"
(recording the escape of a militia man).
Spandrels of arches over river have circular panels containing blind shields.
The panel on which the lion stands has on tile river side, 3 long shields linked
by swags. (Scheduled AM 112.)

Listing NGR: NU1862113815

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