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The Lion Bridge over River Aln

A Grade I Listed Building in Alnwick, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.418 / 55°25'4"N

Longitude: -1.7074 / 1°42'26"W

OS Eastings: 418621

OS Northings: 613820

OS Grid: NU186138

Mapcode National: GBR J5JS.4M

Mapcode Global: WHC1K.R25V

Plus Code: 9C7WC79V+52

Entry Name: The Lion Bridge over River Aln

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1304367

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236366

Location: Denwick, Northumberland, NE66

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Denwick

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

NU 11 SE
10/29 The Lion Bridge,
over River Aln


Bridge, 1773 by John Adam. Squared stone with ashlar parapet; lead lion with
cast-iron tail. Gothick style. East elevation: central segmental arch flanked
by round arches: moulded arch rings; blank shields in circular spandrel panels;
stone drain spouts over arches. Cutwaters, pointed on west and rounded on east,
carried up as rounded pilasters with blind slits under hoodmoulds and smaller
slits above moulded string. Embattled parapet on moulded corbels; refuges have
taller parapet on arched corbel table, with cruciform loops and flat moulded
coping. Above centre arch is moulded pedestal,with 3 blank shields and festoons,
carrying life-size lion with outstretched tail. Parapet on east has plain
pedestal without statue. Round-arched carriageway in south abutment; abutments
splayed out, with parapets in imitation of fence with adjacent diagonally-set
posts and rail below pointed tops; circular end piers with moulded flat caps.

Partly in Alnwick U.D. Considerable group value with Alnwick Castle (Alnwick


Listing NGR: NU1862013812

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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