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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
Source ID: 18908
Building Class: Transport
Location: The lion is mounted high above the rail approach to the bridge, beside the Caernarfonshire abutment.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
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.
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.
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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