The Lion Bridge Over River Aln
- 11 Aug 1999
- The Lion Bridge Over River Aln, A1068, Alnwick, Northumberland
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
DENWICK A 1068 NU 11 SE (Alnwick) 10/29 The Lion Bridge, over River Aln 10/1/53
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
Listing NGR: NU1862013812
© Mr Peter Oakley Clarke. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Clarke, Peter Oakley
Rights Holder: Clarke, Peter Oakley
Ashlar, Cast Iron, Lead, Stone, Georgian Bridge, Monument <By Form>, Transport, Statue, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Sculpture, Garden Ornament, Street Furniture, Carriageway, Road, Road Transport Site