North Cave is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of
Yorkshire, England. It is situated 15 miles (24 km) to the west
of Hull city centre on the B1230 road.
South Cave is approximately 2
miles (3 km) to the south-east.
The civil parish is formed by the village of
North Cave and the hamlet
of Everthorpe. The 2011 UK census states that
North Cave parish had a
population of 1,667, a reduction on the 2001 UK census figure of
North Cave lies within the Parliamentary constituency of
Howden an area that mainly consists of middle class
suburbs, towns and villages. The area is affluent and has one of the
highest proportions of owner-occupiers in the country.
Baines' History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, stated
William the Conqueror
William the Conqueror gave the Lordship of both North and South
Cave to Jordayne, who took the surname 'Cave'. This anecdote is not
supported by evidence in the Doomsday Book, however. which does not
list any landholder named "Jordayne".The book Identifies several Lords
and Tenants-in-Chief for both North and South Cave; Beside King
Robert Malet appears to be the primary landholder in
1086, but William I died in 1087, Leaving William II as successor, and
so, some land may have transferred after 1086, but more evidence is
required to lend credence to this family origin story.
North Cave was a civil parish in the Wapentake of Harthill and
the Liberty of St Peter's. The
Metham family of
Metham had at North
Cave a house which had been demolished. Existing at the time was a
Methodist and a Quaker chapel. Population was 783, with occupations
including seven farmers, two butchers, two corn millers, four
shoemakers, five shopkeepers, two tailors, two wheelwrights, a
blacksmith, two butchers, a paper maker, a bricklayer, two surveyors,
one for highways the other for taxes, a schoolmaster, a gardener who
was also the parish clerk, and the landlords of The White Horse and
Black Swan public houses. Resident were three yeomen, a surgeon, a
vicar, a gentleman and two gentlewomen. A carrier operated between the
village and Hull twice a week. A Hull to
London coach passed through
the village twice a day.
The Quaker preacher John Richardson was born in
North Cave in 1667.
North Cave War Memorial
The church of All Saints was designated a Grade I listed building in
1966 and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England,
maintained by Historic England.
North Cave has a public house and a Church of
England primary school.
Its Sports and Social Club holds an annual Gala Day in June, Bonfire
night in November and other events throughout the year. It has an
equipped and safe play area for younger children.
The village hall has undergone recent[when?] improvements and holds
events and a play group for toddlers. It is the location for a local
amateur dramatic group, the Cave Players, established for over 25
years, with pantomime and May productions.
To the north of the village is Hotham Hall that was designated a Grade
II* listed building in 1966 and is now recorded in the National
Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England. The
stable block at the hall is also listed as Grade II*.
Many village shops have closed over the last twenty years in the face
of competition from supermarkets, although a newsagent remains.
The village and surrounding area magazine is Village Link, produced by
a team of volunteers and distributed free. The web site, although no
longer maintained, gives Parish Council and Sports and Social
North Cave Wetlands
North Cave Wetlands is a nature reserve of regional and national
significance, containing a wide biodiversity. It attracts visitors
from across the region.
North Cave was served by
North Cave railway station on the Hull and
Barnsley Railway between 1885 and 1955.
^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report –
North Cave Parish
(1170211231)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22
^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area:
North Cave CP
(Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics.
Retrieved 19 May 2008.
^ "Haltemprice and Howden". UK Polling Report. Retrieved 11 May
^ Baines, Edward (1823). History, Directory and Gazetteer of the
County of York. p. 186.
^ Richardson, John (1791) . An Account of the Life of that
ancient servant of Jesus Christ,John Richardson, giving a Relation of
many of his Trials and Exercises in his Youth, and his Services in the
Work of the Ministry, in England, Ireland, America, &c (4th ed.).
London: Luke Hynde. pp. 1 ff. Retrieved 29 September
^ Historic England. "Church of All Saints (1203419)". National
Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
^ Historic England. "Hotham Hall (1203450)". National Heritage List
for England. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
^ Historic England. "Stable Block at Hotham Hall (1346681)". National
Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details
every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and
stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick
Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of
Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 8.
Media related to
North Cave at Wikimedia Commons
North Cave in the Domesday Book
United Kingdom portal
Ceremonial county of East Riding of Yorkshire
East Riding of Yorkshire
Kingston upon Hull
Kingston upon Hull
See also: List of civil parishes in East Riding of Yorkshire
Grade I listed buildings
Grade II* listed buildings