Gnosall, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands on the river Eowley, adjacent to the Birmingham and Liverpool Canal, 6½ 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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Gnosall St. Lawrence|
|Poor Law union||Newport|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Gnosall from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Gnosall (St. Lawrence))
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-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Staffordshire newspapers online:
- Staffordshire Advertiser
- Tamworth Herald
- Lichfield Mercury
- Staffordshire Sentinel
- Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser
Villages, Hamlets, &cBefcote
Great and Little Chatwell