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A district served by an Anglican chapel.
- ‘By that date about a third of the chapelry was under arable, somewhat under two thirds under grassland and orchard.’
- ‘Ashford is a small village and chapelry to Bakewell, about one mile away on the Buxton Road.’
- ‘The chapelry contained, in 1821, a population of 2,646, and in 1831, 2,678 inhabitants.’
- ‘Both these chapelries appear to have had parochial boundaries and there is a record of the year 1340 suggesting this in the case of Towednack.’
- ‘Thomas Beswick, in 1807, gave £100, the interest to be distributed among the poor of this chapelry.’
Middle English: from Old French chapelerie, medieval Latin cappellaria, from cappella, originally ‘little cloak’ (see chapel).
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