In that century, as today, Wixford was not an independent parish with its own priest, but a chapel-of-ease
, sharing its vicar with nearby Exhall.
It was designed by W Hale as a chapel-of-ease
to St Mary's Church in Moseley.
Even a few buildings managed to get built, such as Thorpe Hall in Peterborough, or my favourite, the Chapel-of-Ease
at Guyhirn, near March in Cambridgeshire.
Holmfirth Holy Trinity Church's origins date back to 1472 when a chapel-of-ease
was consecrated on the site.