Gembling is a hamlet in the civil parish of Foston-on-the-Wolds in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) south-west from the coastal resort of Bridlington and 2.5 miles (4 km) north from the village of North Frodingham.
Historically, Gembling was in the ecclesiastical parish of Foston-on-the-Wolds in the wapentake of Dickering. From 1894 until 1974, Gembling was a civil parish in Driffield Rural District until 1935 when it merged with the neighbouring parish of Beeford. Civil parish groups of villages and hamlets have altered since 1974.
In 1974 most of what had been the East Riding of Yorkshire was joined with the northern part of Lincolnshire to became a new English county named Humberside. The urban and rural districts of the former counties were abolished and Humberside was divided into non-metropolitan districts. The new organization did not meet with the pleasure of the local citizenry and Humberside was wound up in 1996. The area north of the River Humber was separated into two "unitary authorities"—Kingston-upon-Hull covering the former City of Hull and its closest environs, and the less urban section which, once again, named itself the East Riding of Yorkshire.