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noun (plural chapelries)
- Ashford is a small village and chapelry to Bakewell, about one mile away on the Buxton Road.
- By that date about a third of the chapelry was under arable, somewhat under two thirds under grassland and orchard.
- The chapelry contained, in 1821, a population of 2,646, and in 1831, 2,678 inhabitants.
Middle English: from Old French chapelerie, medieval Latin cappellaria, from cappella, originally 'little cloak' (see chapel).
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