Bridge chapels

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Bridge chapels are, as the name suggests, chapels located on bridges, usually at the entrance to a town. They were so located in medieval times so that travellers could enter and pray, in thanksgiving for the safe completion of a journey, or in hope for a safe journey ahead. Most chapels were destroyed as impediments to traffic; in England only three survive: at Wakefield, Rotherham and St Ives, Cambridgeshire.