noun plural -ries

the district legally assigned to and served by an Anglican chapel

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Examples from the Web for chapelry

Historical Examples of chapelry

  • The increasing duties of his chapelry had rendered this step necessary.

  • 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.


    Herbert W Tompkins