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Lion on E side of S entrance to Britannia Bridge.

A Grade II Listed Building in Pentir, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2142 / 53°12'50"N

Longitude: -4.1829 / 4°10'58"W

OS Eastings: 254336

OS Northings: 370791

OS Grid: SH543707

Mapcode National: GBR 5M.1JDS

Mapcode Global: WH546.QGCT

Entry Name: Lion on E side of S entrance to Britannia Bridge.

Listing Date: 22 September 1997

Last Amended: 22 September 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18908

Building Class: Transport

Location: The lion is mounted high above the rail approach to the bridge, beside the Caernarfonshire abutment.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bangor

Community: Pentir

Community: Pentir

Locality: Treborth

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

One of a pair, probably designed by Francis Thompson, architect to the railway company, and erected prior to 1850, on the southern approach to the bridge.

Exterior

A rectangular sandstone rock-faced plinth of 5 courses, with a single course scappled pedestal carrying a large limestone crouching lion built of 11 large pieces of stone and carved in a bold Egyptian style, gazing to the SE. Each lion cost £1,024.

Reasons for Listing

Included at Grade II as an important element in the design of the bridge, a pair with the lion on the SW side, and of group value with the bridge.

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