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Chapel Plaister
Chapel Plaister - A 15th Century Chapel-Hospice used by the pilgims on their way to Glastonbury from Bath - - 168760.jpg
15th-century chapel and hospice
Chapel Plaister is located in Wiltshire
Chapel Plaister
Chapel Plaister
OS grid reference ST840678
Civil parish
  • Box
Unitary authority
  • Wiltshire
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance Great Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
  • North Wiltshire
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51°24′34″N 2°13′53″W / 51.4095°N 2.2313°W / 51.4095; -2.2313

Chapel Plaister is a hamlet in Wiltshire, England. It lies on the B3109 road between Corsham and Bradford on Avon, about 1 mile (1.6 km) southeast of the village of Box and 2.5 miles (4 km) southwest of the town of Corsham.

The settlement takes its name from a small Anglican church which was a roadside refuge for pilgrims travelling to the shrine of Joseph of Arimathea at Glastonbury. Founded circa 1235 and rebuilt in 1340 by Richard Plaisted of Castle Combe, the church was used for non-religious purposes until it was restored in 1893. The building was designated as Grade I listed in 1960. The adjacent Bell House, an inn from the 17th century and now a private house, may have incorporated a hostel connected with the chapel.

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