Etal Township, 1848
ETALL, a township, in the parish of Ford, union of Glendale, W. division of Glendale ward, county of Northumberland, 10½ miles (N.N.W.) from Wooler. A castle was erected at this place in the 1st of Edward I., by Sir Robert Manners, which James IV., before the battle of Flodden, captured and destroyed; it was rebuilt, but is now in ruins.
Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.