South Cave  East Riding


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.

South Cave through time

South Cave is now part of East Riding of Yorkshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Riding of Yorkshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about South Cave itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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: 26th January 2021

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