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

Church Records

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

Land and Property

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


Old maps of Gnosall are available on the site, and a current map is available on the site.

Villages, Hamlets, &c

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