chapelry

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chapelry

n, pl -ries
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the district legally assigned to and served by an Anglican chapel
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Chapelry

 a congregation of nonconformist chapel-goers, 1707.
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Baldwin also includes an extensive bibliography and four useful maps illustrating the ancient parishes, townships, and chapelries of Cheshire, all so helpful when trying to grasp the extent of Cheshire at a time when geographical boundaries of townships did not always correspond with the parishes, and administrative boundaries often overlapped with other counties.
It would be tempting to assume from the subsequent silence of the sources that the house ceased to exist, but the later topographical and archaeological record (a round churchyard, Anglo-Scandinavian sculpture, Gilling as a mother church with detached chapelries) counsels against this view.(174) The earlier part of this process, by which the plague allowed a `receiving' house to draw upon new blood from outside, was not peculiar to Gilling and Ripon.
This was most evident in the struggles to defend the townships' right to nominate their own curates.(39) The contests over appointments to the chapelries at Hunslet 1747-49, Holbeck 1754, Bramley 1758, and Armley 1761, were genuinely popular affairs.