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Etal, Northumberland

Historical Description

Etal, a village and a chapelry in Ford parish, Northumberland. The village stands on the river Till, 7 miles from Coldstream station on the N.E.R., and 10½ miles NNW of Wooler. It has a post office under Comhill (R.S.O.); money order office, Milfield; telegraph office, Crookham; presents a pleasant appearance, and attracts strangers by its famous battlefields. At the west end of it are a gatehouse and tower of Etal Castle, built in 1341 by Robert de Manners, and taken in 1513 by the Scots, and near the east end is Etal Manor, formerly the seat of the Carrs of Glendale, but now the property of the Laing family. A Presbyterian church is in the village, and a beautiful chapel, built in 1856 by Lady A. Fitzclarence in memory of her husband and child, is near the Hall. The chapelry is in the gift of the trustees of the founder, and is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Newcastle; net value, £150 with residence.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthumberland 
Civil parishFord 
Poor Law unionGlendale 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtTD12