Embleton, Northumberland

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Embleton
Embleton Church 1.png
Embleton Church, late 19th century
Embleton is located in Northumberland
Embleton
Embleton
 Embleton shown within Northumberland
Population 672 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference NU231225
Unitary authority Northumberland
Ceremonial county Northumberland
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ALNWICK
Postcode district NE66
Dialling code 01665
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament Berwick-upon-Tweed
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Coordinates: 55°29′46″N 1°38′06″W / 55.496°N 1.635°W / 55.496; -1.635

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.

Robert de Emeldon, Lord Treasurer of Ireland, was born in Embleton towards the close of the thirteenth century.

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.


Landmarks[edit]

Close by the church is Embleton Tower, a pele tower which was the vicarage until 1974 .

The Creighton Memorial Hall is said to be the largest village hall in the county and is named after Mandell Creighton, who was vicar 1875–1884 and later became Bishop of London.

One road is named after the Embleton-born W. T. Stead, a journalist and social campaigner who lost his life on the RMS Titanic.

Religious sites[edit]

The Church of the Holy Trinity is large with several interesting features and is historically connected with Merton College, Oxford. Creighton, the vicar, had a poor opinion of the villagers of the late nineteenth century:

"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."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Louise Creighton, Life and Letters of Mandell Creighton, D.D., Vol. I, Longmans, Green, & Co, London, New York, Bombay, (1904).

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