Embleton Church, late 19th century
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Embleton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Northumberland. Besides the village of Embleton itself, the civil parish includes the settlement of Christon Bank, situated about a mile to the west.
Embleton village 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. The village is about 0.5 miles (0.80 km) from Embleton Bay. 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.
Robert de Emeldon, Lord Treasurer of Ireland, was born in Embleton towards the close of the thirteenth century. Richard de Emeldon, who was Robert's cousin, and was later mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne and one of its leading citizens, was also born here.
"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."