The niches inside the walls of the Chapel

The niches inside the walls of the Chapel on the Bridge over the River Great Ouse at St Ives

It is thought that these niches at one time contained the images of saints or perhaps small altars but it is probably just as likely that they contained lunch or a lamp!

Round

A round topped niche in the Chapel on the Bridge at St Ives in Cambridgeshire

A round topped niche in the Chapel on the Bridge

 

Square

A square niche in the Chapel on the Bridge at St Ives in Cambridgeshire

A square niche in the Chapel on the Bridge

 

Pointed

A pointed niche in the Chapel on the Bridge at St Ives in Cambridgeshire

A pointed niche in the Chapel on the Bridge