In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described South Cave like this:
CAVE (South), a small town, a township, and a subdistrict in Beverley district, and a parish in Beverley and Howden districts, E. R. Yorkshire. The town stands in a hollow, on the Roman road from Brough to York, 3 miles NNW of Brough r. station, and 12 W by N of Hull; is a seat of petty sessions; and has a post office‡ under Brough, a banking office, 3 inns, a weekly market on Monday, and a cattle fair on Trinity Monday. The township extends to the Humber; and comprises 4,630 acres of land, and 194 of water. ...
Real property, £8,552. Pop., 894. Houses, 211. The parish contains also the townships of Faxfleet and Broomfleet. Acres, 8,609. Real property, £13,388. Pop., 1,377. Houses, 311. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged formerly to the Bolderos; and belongs now to Mrs. Barnard of Cave Castle. John Washington, grandfather of George Washington, the liberator of America, held landed property here, and emigrated hence in 1657. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £258.* Patron, Mrs. Barnard. The church was built in 1601; and is in excellent condition. The vicarage of Broomfleet is a separate charge. There are three dissenting chapels, and an endowed school.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing South Cave has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of East Riding of Yorkshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering South Cave and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of South Cave, in East Riding of Yorkshire and East Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 12th December 2013
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