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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.

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Interesting Facts about Gnosall - June 2017

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.