South Cave

South Cave

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude = 53.769011
longitude = -0.598045
official_name = South Cave

static_image_caption = Gothic style entrance gate to Cave Castle Hotel
population = 4,515 (2001 census)
civil_parish = South Cave
unitary_england = East Riding of Yorkshire
region = Yorkshire and the Humber
lieutenancy_england = East Riding of Yorkshire
constituency_westminster = Haltemprice and Howden
post_town = BROUGH
postcode_district = HU15
postcode_area = HU
dial_code = 01430
os_grid_reference = SE925312

South Cave is a towncite web | title=South Cave Parish Council | work=The history of South Cave | url= | accessmonthday=February 2 | accessyear=2007] and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It lies approximately Convert|10|mi|km|lk=on to the west of Hull city centre on the A1034 road just to the north of the A63 road. North Cave is approximately Convert|2|mi|km|lk=off to the north west.


The civil parish is formed by the town of South Cave, the hamlet of Drewton and part of the hamlet of Riplingham. According to the 2001 UK census, South Cave parish had a population of 4,515.cite web
url =
title = 2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: South Cave CP (Parish)
accessdate = 2008-05-20
work = Neighbourhood Statistics
publisher = Office for National Statistics

At present, the population stands at around 4500 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 are three places of worship, [ All Saints Church] , the Methodist Church and the United Reform 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. The golf course is a fair test for handicappers, with several interesting holes, and is playable all year round. Starting off easy with a straightfoward par 4, the round gets steadily more difficult as you progress. The long par 4 10th, requires a firm tee shot to have a chance to pitch onto the two tiered raised green. The signature 18th is a dogleg right with a sunken green, which takes a careful pitch to hold.

The town was granted a charter to hold a market and fair by King Edward I in 1291 and in 1796 a purpose-built market hall was built in the Market Place. The market died out in the 1850s and the fair in 1939. In recent years the Parish Council has resurrected the markets using the original charter and now the popular South Cave Farmers Market is held once a month on each second Saturday at the school from 9am to 1pm. In 2007 the market received certification from the National Association of Farm Retailers and Markets, which means products bought there are certified to have been grown and/or sourced locally.

The local Member of Parliament is David Davis, a former Conservative leadership candidate.

The Yorkshire Wolds Way long distance footpath passes to the east end of the town.


In 2004 a group of dedicated local people decided to enter South Cave into the Yorkshire in Bloom competition. Flower beds and landscaping schemes have been put in place at strategic places across the town. The South Cave in Bloom organisation is now widely supported by local people and business which funds current and new projects. The town is judged twice a year, once in Spring and once in Summer, both results are combined into one award. In 2007 the organisation achieved a Silver award, the Fox and Coney Inn won a silver award for their displays and the residents of Shepherds Well won a Gold award. The group was proud to receive a Silver gilt award for their work during 2008 and have been given good coverage by being featured on the front page of the local freepress.A website has been constructed showing the work of this voluntary organisation. []

The town also has its own football club, South Cave United AFC who play in the East Riding County League which sits at level 14 of the English football league system


External links

* [ South Cave in Bloom Organisations Website]
* [ South Cave Parish Council website]
* [ South Cave Primary School website]
* [ All Saints Church website]
* [ South Cave United AFC]

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