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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 0.5mi 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.Christon Bank lies on the East Coast Main Line railway, and until 1958 was the site of a station.Beyond the bounds of the parish, Dunstanburgh Castle stands at the southern end of Embleton Bay. Close by, to the south, is the fishing village of Craster.Robert de Emeldon, a Lord Treasurer of Ireland, was born in Embleton towards the close of the thirteenth century.LandmarksClose 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.
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