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The Lion Bridge over River Aln, Denwick

Description: The Lion Bridge over River Aln

Grade: I
Date Listed: 10 January 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 236366

OS Grid Reference: NU1862113820
OS Grid Coordinates: 418621, 613820
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4179, -1.7074

Locality: Denwick
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE66 1NB

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Lion Bridge, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

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

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Source: English Heritage

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