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Gnosall Parish Council

(Including the wards of Moreton and Knightley)

Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in the Parish of Gnosall and those who visit it.

Gnosall Countryside Calendar July 2017 - Happy Days, courtesy of Bob Winfield
Gnosall is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Stafford, Staffordshire, England, with a population of 4,736 across 2,048 households (2011 census). It lies on the A518, approximately half-way between the towns of Newport (in Shropshire) and the county town of Stafford in Staffordshire. Gnosall Heath lies immediately south-west of the main village joined by Station Road and separated by Doley Brook. Other nearby villages include Woodseaves, Knightley, Cowley, Ranton, Church Eaton and Haughton.

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Interesting Facts about Gnosall - July 2017

Gnosall Workhouse 1836-1850 (from Newport Union Minutes held at Shrewsbury)

In 1834 Gnosall became part of Newport Union under the Poor Law Amendment Act, and was governed by a Board formed in Newport in 1836 to run Newport and Gnosall Workhouses and also Lilleshall Poorhouse.

The Board consisted of three members each from Newport, Gnosall (Rev. Fearon Jenkinson, Thomas Boultbee, who was Vice-Chairman and later Chairman, and Mr Bentley) and one each from the other thirteen parishes. They met weekly and later fortnightly, and the handwritten book of minutes of their meetings is held at Shropshire Archives, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury, ref. PL11/4. (more at )

Gnosall, a Minster Church? Gnosall was probably an important ecclesiastical centre by the 10th or 11th century and may have been the site of a minster, a type of church that pre-dated the formation of parishes and parish churches. A minster was served by a community of priests who travelled far and wide preaching across a territory much larger than that of the later parish. For more info, go to

Gnosall changed from a hamlet to a larger village between 1830 and 1835 during the construction period of the Shropshire Union Canal.  This was due to the large number of navvies who were building the canal. 

Contact Us:-

Clerk - Jayne Cooper

Address - Grosvenor Centre, High Street,



ST20 0EX

Telephone - 01785 822685, Email - .

Opening Times:-

Monday - By appointment ONLY

Tuesday - 10am - 2pm

Wednesday - 1pm - 3pm

Thursday - By appointment ONLY

Friday - CLOSED