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South Cave, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Cave, South, a small market-town, township, and a parish in E.R. Yorkshire. The town stands in a hollow, on the Roman road from Brough to York, 12 miles W by N of Hull, with a station on the Hull and Barnsley railway, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O. Yorks.); a bank, and fan's on Trinity Monday for cattle, sheep, and horses; on Trinity Tuesday for pleasure, and the second Monday after Michaelmas and Candlemas for cattle; the market day was Monday, but is no longer kept up. The township extends to the Humber, and comprises 4332-acres of land and 209 of water and foreshore; population of the civil parish, 949; of the ecclesiastical, 935. The manor belonged formerly to the Bolderos, and belongs now to the Barnard family of Cave Castle. Relations of George Washington, the liberator of America, held landed property here, and emigrated hence in 1657. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £200 with residence. The church, which is ancient, was thoroughly restored in 1860. There are Congregational, Wesleyan, and Primitive Methodist chapels, a cemetery, and considerable charities. South Cave with Wallingfen is governed by a Local Board of twelve members, formed in 1871.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtHU15
Post TownBrough