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noun (pl) -ries
the district legally assigned to and served by an Anglican chapel
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  • The increasing duties of his chapelry had rendered this step necessary.

    The Bront Family, Vol. 1 of 2 Francis A. Leyland
  • The income of his chapelry was the munificent sum of £17 10 s.

    The Parish Clerk (1907) Peter Hampson Ditchfield
  • The nave is on the north side of the church; the south aisle appears to end as a chapelry.

    Edge Hill Edwin Walford
  • Wood Enderby was at that time a chapelry attached to Horncastle Church.

    A History of Horncastle James Conway Walter
  • The view is extensive in every direction, the village (strictly speaking the chapelry) lying on high ground.

    Hertfordshire Herbert W Tompkins
  • The custom of "crabbing the parson" was observed till lately at St. Kenelm's chapelry, near Stourbridge.

  • He concluded that one of the assistant priests from a chapelry under the great Church was ministering there in his stead.

    Pabo, The Priest Sabine Baring-Gould
  • In 1798 he was appointed to the chapelry of Little Horkesley in Essex, which he held till his death.

  • It is now merely a chapelry under Swaffham Prior, in which parish the western side of the township is situated.

  • The church, originally a chapelry belonging to Cleeve Abbey, was rebuilt in 1862.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade

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