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Gothic style entrance gate to Cave Castle Hotel
South Cave shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
|Population||4,823 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||South Cave|
|Unitary authority||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Ceremonial county||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Haltemprice and Howden|
South Cave is a village 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 (3.2 km) to the north-west.
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, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 4,515.
At present, the population stands at around 4,500 with the town's over-subscribed school, the South Cave C of E Primary School, having a roll of over 440 pupils. In the town, there is one place of worship, All Saints Church, and was designated in 1968 by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building. 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 town. Today, it operates as a hotel, with gym facilities, and its accompanying grounds form the local golf club.
In the late 1960s and 1970s the village was the home to the 'Hunsley Beacon' Orchestra, a symphony orchestra, founded by Frederick Applewhite, a professional violinist, teacher and musician, who was resident in the village. Many villagers, including the local undertaker, headmaster of the village school and the organist of All Saints as well as players from around the East Riding were members. Concerts were given in halls and other venues around the Riding including a memorable performance of Rachmaninov's 2nd symphony in Howden Minster and a performance of Beethoven's 'Pastoral' symphony on a band-stand in a Hull park!
The town 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.
South Cave & Brantingham Cricket Club is based in the town.
- "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: South Cave CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- "South Cave Parish Council". The history of South Cave. Retrieved 2 February 2007.
- "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: South Cave CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 May 2008.
- "All Saints Church". Archived from the original on 26 May 2009. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- English Heritage. "Church of All Saints (1103317)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 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 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
- "Welcome To The Website Of South Cave Juniors FC.". Retrieved 12 February 2011.
- "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.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to South Cave.|
- South Cave Parish Council website
- South Cave Primary School website
- All Saints Church website
- South Cave United AFC
- South Cave JFC
- South Cave & Brantingham Cricket Club