"Gnosall Church, St Lawrence, is a large edifice, in the form of a cross, with a tower rising from the centre, and containing a clock and six bells. With the exception of the west end, which has five lancet windows and perpendicular buttresses, the body of the church appears to be the latest style of English architecture, but the tower, to the height of the roof, is in the Saxon style. It was repewed and thoroughly repaired in 1820, and enlarged by the erection of galleries in 1826.
The living is a perpetual curacy in the incumbency of the Rev John Till, MA.
At Knightley is a neat chapel of ease, dedicated to Christ, built by the Earl of Lichfield in 1840, and the duty is performed by the incumbent of Gnosall and his curate.
Moreton Church, St Mary, is a neat structure, in the Norman style, erected in 1838. The benefice is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the incumbent of Gnosall, and incumbency of the Rev Thomas Burne, MA.
There are Independent Chapels at Coton and Bromstead. "
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851)
A view of St Lawrence Church (1).
A view of St Lawrence Church (2).