South Cave

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South Cave
Cave Castle Entrance South Cave.jpg
Gothic style entrance gate to Cave Castle Hotel
South Cave is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
South Cave
South Cave
 South Cave shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 4,823 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE925312
   – London 155 mi (249 km)  S
Civil parish South 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
List of places

Coordinates: 53°46′08″N 0°35′53″W / 53.769011°N 0.598045°W / 53.769011; -0.598045

South Cave is a village[2] and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It lies approximately 13 miles (21 km) to the west of Hull city centre on the A1034 road just to the north of the A63 road. North Cave is approximately 2 miles (3 km) to the north-west. South Cave lies within the constituency of Haltemprice and Howden, an area placed as the 10th most affluent in the country in a 2003 Barclays Private Clients survey.[3]


South Cave, looking North

The civil parish is formed by the village of South Cave, the hamlet of Drewton and part of the hamlet of Riplingham. According to the 2011 UK census, South Cave parish had a population of 4,823,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 4,515.[4]

At present, the population stands at around 4,500 with the village's over-subscribed[according to whom?] school, the South Cave C of E Primary School, having a roll of over 440 pupils. In the village, there is one place of worship, All Saints Church,[5] and was designated in 1968 by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.[6] The Methodist Church and the United Reform Church have both closed in recent years[when?], the Methodist Church has merged with All Saints Church; other amenities include a doctor’s surgery, dental practice, mobile optician, chemist, post office, library, HSBC branch, two public houses, the Bear Inn and the Fox & Coney, and several shops, including a Costcutter supermarket.

Cave Castle, built in 1787 by Henry Barnard, is a mansion house of gothic design, situated centrally in the village. Today it operates as a hotel with gym facilities, and its accompanying grounds form the local golf club.

The Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail, a long distance footpath passes to the east end of the village.

South Cave was served by South Cave railway station on the Hull and Barnsley Railway between 1885 and 1955.[7]


The village has its own football club, South Cave Sporting Club, created from two previous clubs, South Cave United AFC and South Cave Juniors Football Club. The club is affiliated to the East Riding County FA, and has teams of all ages (both male and female) in the East Riding County League which sits at level 14 of the English football league system, the Hull Boys Sunday League, the East Riding Girls Football League, the East Riding Women's League and the Hull & District Veterans League. In November 2010, the club achieved the FA Charter Standard Community Club Award (one of the few in the region to do this) and has also achieved Level 1 of the East Riding Club Accreditation Scheme.[8]

South Cave & Brantingham Cricket Club is based in the village.[9]



  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: South Cave CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "South Cave Parish Council". The history of South Cave. Retrieved 2 February 2007. 
  3. ^ "North tops 'real' rich league", BBC News, 14 May 2003. Retrieved 4 July 2014
  4. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: South Cave CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 May 2008. 
  5. ^ "All Saints Church". Archived from the original on 26 May 2009. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  6. ^ English Heritage. "Church of All Saints (1103317)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 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. 
  8. ^ "Welcome To The Website Of South Cave Juniors FC.". Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "South Cave & Brantingham CC". South Cave and Brantingham Cricket Club. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 10. 

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