North Cave

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Coordinates: 53°46′55″N 0°38′40″W / 53.781906°N 0.644574°W / 53.781906; -0.644574

North Cave
North Cave is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
North Cave
North Cave
 North Cave shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 1,667 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE894325
Civil parish North Cave
Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Ceremonial county East Riding of Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BROUGH
Postcode district HU15
Dialling code 01430
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Haltemprice and Howden
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North Cave is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated 12 miles (19 km) to the west of Hull city centre on the B1230 road. South Cave is approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) to the south-east.

The Westgate, North Cave

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,[1] a reduction on the 2001 UK census figure of 1,943.[2]

The lordships of North and South Cave were given by William the Conqueror to Jordayne, who, after the custom of those times, took the surname of Cave. The Methams of Metham had a seat, which has since been demolished. Here, there is a church of the establishment, dedicated to All Saints, of which R. C. Burton, Esq. is patron, with a chapel for the Methodists and another for the Society of Friends.[citation needed] The Quaker preacher John Richardson was born in North Cave in 1667.[3]

The church of All Saints was designated in 1966 by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.[4]

North Cave has a public house and a Church of England primary school. Its Sports and Social Club hosts an annual Gala Day in June, Bonfire night in November and various other events throughout the year. It has a well equipped and safe play area for younger children.

The village Hall has undergone recent improvements and hosts a play group for toddlers and numerous events. It is also the location for the performances by locally acclaimed drama group 'Cave Players' which has been running for over 25 years, this includes a pantomime held the last week of January, and a May production.

To the north of the village is Hotham Hall that was designated in 1966 by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.[5] The stable block at the hall is also listed as Grade II*.[6]

The village also has a popular newsagency; many of the original shops have closed over the last twenty years in the face of competition from supermarkets.

The village and surrounding area magazine is the 'Village Link' ( It is produced by a small team of volunteers and distributed free. Also, the web site hosts Parish Council and Sports and Social Committee information. However, the web page now indicates that from August 2012 it is no longer maintained, though past material is still available from the "History" link.

North Cave Wetlands is a nature reserve of regional and national significance, containing a wide biodiversity. It attracts visitors from across the region.

In recent years, North Cave has seen a considerable increase in house prices which, as in many rural areas, threatens to displace residents of long-standing. However, the village retains a strong community feel for those that choose to become involved.

North Cave was served by North Cave railway station on the Hull and Barnsley Railway between 1885 and 1955.[7] Over recent years, North Cave has become popular with Day Trippers who often frequent the Wetlands to view the wildlife.


  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: North Cave CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: North Cave CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 May 2008. 
  3. ^ Richardson, John (1791) [1757]. 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 2010. 
  4. ^ English Heritage. "Church of All Saints (1203419)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  5. ^ English Heritage. "Hotham Hall (1203450)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  6. ^ English Heritage. "Stable Block at Hotham Hall (1346681)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  7. ^ 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 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 8. 

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