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 http://www.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk/explore/assets/recreation-landscape-gnosall-mid-14th-century
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.