Embleton, Cumbria

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Embleton is located in Cumbria
 Embleton shown within Cumbria
Population 297 
OS grid reference NY163301
Civil parish Embleton
District Allerdale
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CA13
Dialling code 017687
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
List of places

Coordinates: 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]

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 [2]


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

External links[edit]

Media related to Embleton, Cumbria at Wikimedia Commons

Further information may be found at the Embleton Community Website: embletonparish.com