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Embleton, Durham

Historical Description

Embleton, a township in Sedgefield parish, Durham, 7 miles ESE of the borough of Hartlepool. Area, 3425 acres; population, 147. There is a chapel of ease here, which is served from Sedgefield, and a private school. Post town, Castle Eden. Embleton, a village, a township, and a parish in Northumberland. The village stands near the coast, 1¼ mile ESE of Christon Bank railway station, and 7¼ miles NE by N of Alnwick; is irregularly built; and has a post and money order office under Chathill (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Christon Bank railway station. The township includes the village, and comprises 2077 acres; population of township, 658; of ecclesiastical parish, with Craster, 1563. The parish contains also the townships of Stamford, Craster, Dun-ston, Newton - by - the - Sea, Fallodon, Rock, Rennington, Broxfield, and Brunton. The manor belongs to the Eyre Trustees, who are the chief landowners. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle; net value, £666 with residence. Patron, Merton College, Oxford. The church is a fine old structure, the oldest part being Norman, has an embattled tower, was restored in 1850, and the chancel rebuilt in 1867. The parsonage was anciently fortified, and has still a machicolated tower. There are also a Presbyterian church, a cemetery formed in 1884 under the control of a burial board, and a whinstone quarry.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCounty Durham 
Civil parishSedgefield 
Poor Law unionSedgefield 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for County Durham is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtTS22
Post TownBillingham