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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.

November 2017 - Bridge 34 courtesy of Mike Loveless
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 - December 2017

Gnosall Workhouse: early days (from Cutlack’s work and Stafford Record Office)

Before 1836, Gnosall Workhouse was independently run by the churchwarden and elected overseers for Gnosall, Knightley, Moreton and Cowley. The minutes of their meetings in the church vestry were written in large books, which were stored in the "Greate Coffer" (the ancient oak chest still in St Lawrence church). These books are now in Staffordshire Record Office on Eastgate Street, Stafford.

In 1936 Mr S.A. Cutlack went through them and published some of their details and his summary is in the William Salt Library.

The first known Workhouse at Gnosall (1733) was a converted Barn, whereabouts unknown. Blankets were bought for it in 1734. By 1738 it was too small, and they were sending some of the poor to Penkridge.

Contact Us:- Gnosall Parish Council

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