"EMBLETON parish comprises the chapelries of Rock and Rennington, and the townships of Broxfield, Brunton High and Low, Craster, Dunston, Embleton, Falloden, Newton by the Sea, and Stamford. It is bounded on the north by Doxford and Tuggall, on the west by North and South Charlton, on the south by Howick, Longhoughton, and Denwick, and on the east by the German Ocean. It is about five miles long by three and a half broad, and comprises an area of 13,228 acres. The population of this parish in 1801, was 1,515; in 1811, 1,526; in 1821, 1,806; in 1831, 1,929; in 1841, 2,030; and in 1851, 2,275." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].



  • Around Embleton what the papers say  John Yearnshire 2017
  • History of Northumberland vol 2 Edward Bateson 1896  includes Embleton


  • Burials Grant Book 1975-1990 for Embleton Civil Cemetery is available at Northumberland Record Office


  • Northumberland County Record Office hold copies of Census Returns 1841 - 1891 and provides a useful User Guide
  • The 1851 Census Index (microfiche CN33) Embleton, Edlington, Whittingham, Eglingham (part), Longhoughton, Howick and Ellingham (PRO piece HO107/2419 folios 564-820) (Type B) (Book)
  • 1891 Census Northumberland – Embleton (Edlingham, Eglingham, Longhoughton, Craster, Dunstan, Embleton, Newton by the Sea, Rock and Rennington (PRO piece RG12/4265) (Type B) (Book) (Volume 75) BOTH published by the https://www.ndfhs.org.uk/ may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.
  • Index to the 1891 Census of Northumberland vol 75 N.D.F.H.S. includes Embleton is a vailable to view at The Local Studies Centre Newcastle City Library [shelf ref; L312]

Church History


Church Records

Church of England Records.
  • Embleton, Holy Trinity: Records of baptisms 1682-1983, marriages 1682-1962 and burials 1682-1934 are available at Northumberland Record Office
  • Bishops' Transcripts for the period 1762-1850 are deposited at Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections, Palace Green, Durham City.
  • The International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) includes baptisms 1660-1812 and marriages 1682-1812 for this parish
  • Boyd's Marriage Index includes marriages 1682-1812 and banns 1754-1812.
  • Transcripts of baptisms 1660-1812 and marriages and burials 1682-1812 for Embleton are available at Newcastle Central Library, Local Studies Dept.
  • A photograph of Embleton, Holy Trinity supplied by George Bell.
Nonconformist Records.
  • Embleton (Presbyterian): Records of births/baptisms 1833-1984 are available to view at Northumberland County Record Office
  • The Story in brief of Embleton Prebyterian Church 1833 - 1933  is available to view at The Local Studies Centre, Newcastle City Library [shelf ref; L285.2 E53]
Adjacent Parishes.

Civil Registration

  • This area is within Northumberland North Second Registration District.
  • Certificates of birth, death and marriage can be ordered locally from Northumberland County Council.

Description & Travel

  • Photographs of Dunstanburgh Castle and the surrounding coastline from Mirror Image.
  • Photographs of Embleton Bay, Craster, Cullernose Point, Dunstanburgh and Low Newton from Les Bell's Northumberland Cam website.
  • The Northumberland Communities website includes pages relating to Craster and Embleton. They provide "a range of learning resource material that reflects Northumberland's heritage, providing a base for studying the County's history. The website provides a starting point for understanding the development of communities in Northumberland. It also seeks to illustrate the range of sources for family and local history research that are available via Northumberland Archives Service."
You can see pictures of Embleton which are provided by:




Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Embleton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.





  • Embleton - Maps - links and information.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NU217214 (Lat/Lon: 55.485968, -1.657605), Embleton which are provided by:


Military Records

Lest We Forget
Embleton (Spittalford)
14 Oct 1918   William Wright, Deck Hand 15949/DA  Royal Naval Reserve  HM Drifter Harvest Moon, age 30 son of Alexander and Lucy Wright of Newton by the Sea, Lesbury, husband of Ursula Georgina Wright of Dunston Hill Craster Northumberland [grave A.C.536
17 Oct 1916   J. E.Cole  - Served as Grey
17 Oct 1916   J. E. Grey, Private 62371 6th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers   [grave A.C. 522]

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Embleton Parish was part of Alnwick Poor Law Union. The Union Workhouse was located at Bondgate Without, Alnwick. Some records are held at Northumberland Record Office but these are of limited genealogical value.
  • Peter Higginbotham has provided details and photographs of Alnwick Workhouse.