Full Report for Listed Buildings
Summary Description of a Listed Buildings
Date of Designation
Date of Amendment
Name of Property
Lion on E side of S entrance to Britannia Bridge.
The lion is mounted high above the rail approach to the bridge, beside the Caernarfonshire abutment.
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.
Reason for designation
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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