South Cave

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South Cave
East Riding
Cave Castle Entrance South Cave.jpg
Gothic entrance gate to Cave Castle Hotel
Grid reference: SE925312
Location: 53°46’8"N, 0°35’53"W
Population: 4,823  (2011)
Post town: Brough
Postcode: HU15
Dialling code: 01430
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
Haltemprice and Howden

South Cave is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, approximately 13 miles west of Kingston upon Hull city centre, on the A1034 road just to the north of the A63 road. North Cave is 2 miles to the northwest.

The town has but one church, All Saints Church (which is a Grade II* listed building.[1] The Methodist Church and the United Reform Church both closed in recent years; the Methodist congregation has merged with All Saints.

The village has a doctor’s surgery, dental practice, mobile optician, chemist, post office, library, bank, two public houses, the Bear Inn and the Fox & Coney, and several shops, including a small supermarket.

South Cave, looking North
South Cave

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 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.



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  1. National Heritage List 1103317: Church of All Saints
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 10.