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
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 1,943.
North Cave lies within the Parliamentary
constituency of Haltemprice and
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,
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
maintained by Historic
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 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 volunte