Emberton

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Emberton
Emberton is located in Buckinghamshire
Emberton
Emberton
 Emberton shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 720 [1]
OS grid reference SP885495
Civil parish Emberton
Unitary authority Milton Keynes
Ceremonial county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town OLNEY
Postcode district MK46
Dialling code 01234
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Milton Keynes North
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Coordinates: 52°08′10″N 0°42′29″W / 52.136°N 0.708°W / 52.136; -0.708

Emberton is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Milton Keynes, ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire in England.[2] The village is near the border with Northamptonshire, just to the south of Olney and four miles north of Newport Pagnell.

The parish of Emberton is actually made up of three villages that were annexed together for ecclesiastical purposes in 1650: Petsoe, Ekeney and Emberton. Today nothing remains of Ekeney and Petsoe only exists as a hamlet called Petsoe End.

The village name is an Old English word and means Eanbeorht's Farm. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the village was called Ambretone; in manorial records of 1227 it was Emberdestone.

The manor was previously owned by the Pagnell family of Newport Pagnell. The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.

At the heart of the village is the Clock Tower, recently renovated with the help of a grant from the Heritage Fund. Although there are no shops in the village, there is a village pub and restaurant called the Bell and Bear on the site of the old Bell Inn. The former Bear Inn was previously situated near Petsoe where the A509 now runs.[3]

Dan Wheldon (1978–2011), one of the biggest names in American motorsport, hailed from Emberton. Though relatively unknown in his native Britain, Wheldon became a star in the United States after winning both the IndyCar championship and the Indy 500 in 2005 and 2011. He was killed in a high-speed crash involving 15 cars in the 2011 IndyCar season finale held in Las Vegas.

Hollington Wood, a small patch of ancient woodland, lies about a mile south-east of Emberton.

The Milton Keynes Wind Farm is located 2 miles east of Emberton. The Emberton Country Park Country Park is also nearby.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 3 February 2013
  2. ^ Parishes in Milton Keynes - Milton Keynes Council.
  3. ^ Bell and Bear - Bell and Bear

External links[edit]

Media related to Emberton at Wikimedia Commons