Gnosall, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Gnosall, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands on the river Eowley, adjacent to the Birmingham and Liverpool Canal, 6 ½ miles WSW of Stafford, and has a station on the L. & N.W.R., a post, money order, and telegraph office under Stafford, and fairs on 7 May and 23 Sept. The parish includes the hamlets of Auldmore, Knight-ley, Befcote, Coton, Cowley, Plardiwick, Apeton, Bromstead, Chatwell, Coley, Ootwood, and Wilbrighton, the last five forming the ecclesiastical parish of Moreton. Acreage, 10,007 ; population of the civil parish, 2067 ; of the ecclesiastical, 1518. Knightley Grange and Auldmore House are the chief residences. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the chapelry of Knightley, in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £230 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church is partly Norman, partly of later dates, and contains an ancient altar-tomb. - There is a chapel of ease at Knightley, and a Primitive Methodist chapel at Colon. The vicarage 'of Moreton is a separate benefice.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


Ancient County Staffordshire
Hundred Cuttlestone
Poor Law union Newport

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Archive Service have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Gnosall

Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Gnosall (St. Lawrence) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.


Online maps of Gnosall are available from a number of sites:

Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
Google Streetview.
National Library of Scotland. (Old maps) (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy). (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)

Villages, Hamlets, &c

Coton (Gnossal)
Great and Little Chatwell
Moreton (Gnossal)