Embleton Church, late 19th century
Embleton shown within Northumberland
|Population||699 (2001 census)|
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|EU Parliament||North East England|
Embleton village in the English county of Northumberland is about half a mile from the bay that carries its name. The sandy beach is backed by dunes where a variety of flowers bloom: bluebells, cowslips, burnet roses and, to give it its common name, bloody cranesbill, amongst others. Dunstanburgh Castle stands at the southern end of Embleton Bay. Close by, to the south, is the fishing village of Craster.
Embleton has a main street with one shop. There is a small green with the village pump on it, out of use now but at one time the source of the water supply. Embleton has an 18-hole golf course which opened in 1900 and was updated in 1922.
"In many ways the moral standard of the village was very low, and it was a difficult place to improve. There was no resident squire, the chief employers of labour were on much the same level of cultivation as those they employed, and in some cases owned the public-houses and paid the wages there."
Writing two years after he had left Embleton, Creighton said:
"I always felt myself engaged (at Embleton) in downright warfare, and strove to get hold of the young ... working through the school, the choir, the G.F.S., any possible organisation of the young, that here and there one or two might be got hold of who would make a testimony. The unchastity of Embleton was terrible – low, animal."
- Office for National Statistics: Neighbourhood Statistics
- Louise Creighton, Life and Letters of Mandell Creighton, D.D., Vol. I, Longmans, Green, & Co, London, New York, Bombay, (1904).
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