The Lion Bridge Over River Aln

Date:
11 Aug 1999
Location:
The Lion Bridge Over River Aln, A1068, Alnwick, Northumberland
Reference:
IOE01/02186/12
Type:
Photograph (Digital)

Description

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

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

Listing NGR: NU1862013812

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE01/0418 IOE Records taken by Peter Oakley Clarke; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

© Mr Peter Oakley Clarke. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Clarke, Peter Oakley

Rights Holder: Clarke, Peter Oakley

Keywords

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

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