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A chapelry was a subdivision of an ecclesiastical parish up to the mid 19th century.
It had a similar status to a township but was so named as it had a chapel which acted as a subsidiary place of worship to the main parish church. Such chapelries were common in northern England where the parishes had been established in medieval times when the area was sparsely populated, thus obliging parishioners to travel long distances to the parish church.
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