Embleton, Cumbria

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The Church at Embleton. - geograph.org.uk - 80542.jpg
The Church at Embleton
Embleton is located in Cumbria
Embleton shown within Cumbria
Population 294 (2011 including Wythop)
OS grid reference NY163301
Civil parish
  • Embleton
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CA13
Dialling code 017687
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
Website embletonparish.com
List of places
54°39′32″N 3°17′49″W / 54.659°N 3.297°W / 54.659; -3.297Coordinates: 54°39′32″N 3°17′49″W / 54.659°N 3.297°W / 54.659; -3.297

Embleton is a small village and civil parish in the Allerdale district in Cumbria, England. It is located east of Cockermouth on the A66 road, and within the boundaries of the Lake District National Park. As of the 2001 census the parish had a population of 297,[1] reducing slightly to 294 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Embleton railway station opened in 1865, on the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway, and was closed by British Rail in 1958 although the railway through the village survived until 1966. The trackbed has now been used for the route of the A66 road.

Sometime around 1854 a schoolmaster digging in commonland at Embleton came across a hoard of weapons dating to the first century AD, the transition between the Late Iron Age and Early Roman period. It comprised three iron spearheads and two swords, one of which was in a decorated copper-alloy scabbard. The latter object can now be seen in the British Museum [3]

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  1. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Head counts: Area: Embleton CP (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  3. ^ MacGregor, Morna (1976). Early Celtic Art in Northern Britain. Leicester University Press. 

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