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1. THE PETH 5330 The Lion Bridge NU 1813 NE 2/112 10.1.55. I 2. 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.)


DENWICK A 1068 NU 11 SE (Alnwick) 10/29 The Lion Bridge, over River Aln 10/1/53 GV I 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 U.D.). SCHEDULED ANCIENT MOMUMENT

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Old Alnwick Bridge (imaginary)

Old Alnwick Bridge (imaginary) by Barbara Woodhouse

Lion Bridge

Lion Bridge by Barbara Woodhouse

General perspective view of the Lion Bridge in Alnwick

General perspective view of the Lion Bridge in Alnwick showing the River Aln. It was built in 1773.

Keys to the past: Lion BridgeKeys to the past: Lion Bridge
Architecture of Robert Adam (LionBridge)

Architecture of Robert Adam (LionBridge)

Bridges on the Tyne / Aln (Lion)

Bridges on the Tyne (Aln) Lion Bridge

Historic England listing: Lion BridgeHistoric England listing: Lion Bridge
Historic England listing: The Lion Bridge, over River AlnHistoric England listing: The Lion Bridge, over River Aln
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