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The Ancient Parish of NORTH CAVE

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"NORTH CAVE, a parish in the wapentake of Harthill, and liberty of St. Peter's; (Low Hall, the seat of the Rev. John Petch.) 2 miles NW. of South Cave. The lordships of North and South Cave, were given by William the Conqueror, to Jordayne, who after the custom of those times took the surname of Cave. The Methams of Metham, had formerly a seat here which is now pulled down. Here is a church of the establishment (see Churches for photograph), dedicated to All Saints, of which R. C. Burton, Esq. is patron with a chapel for the Methodists and another for the Society of Friends. Population, 783."

"DREWTON, in the parish of North Cave, and wapentake of Harthill; 1¼ miles ENE. of North Cave, 1 mile N. of South Cave. Population, with Everthorpe, 177."

"EVERTHORPE, in the parish of North Cave, and wapentake of Harthill; 1 mile ESE. of North Cave, 2 miles WNW. of South Cave, Population, with Drewton, 177."

"SOUTH CLIFFE, in the parish of North Cave and wapentake of Harthill; 2½ miles NNW. of North Cave, 3½ miles S. of Market Weighton. Population, 131. A Chapel of Ease to North Cave."

[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]


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