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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE LION BRIDGE

List entry Number: 1178596

Location

THE LION BRIDGE, THE PETH

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
NorthumberlandUnitary AuthorityAlnwick

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 10-Jan-1953

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 235834

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

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.)

Listing NGR: NU1862113815

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National Grid Reference: NU 18619 13813

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