SOUTH CAVE: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.


"SOUTH CAVE, a parish, and petty sessions town, partly within the liberty of St. Peter at York, and partly in the wapentake of Harthill, East Riding of the county of York, 10 miles from Hull, and 24 S.E. of York. It is an extensive parish, and includes the townships of Broomfleet, South Cave, and Faxfleet. The town, which is situated in a hollow by the Humber, contains a bank, several inns, and three chapels. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York, value £168, in the patronage of H. G. Barnard, Esq., who is lord of the manor. The church, dedicated to All Saints, was built in 1601. The charities produce £24 per annum, of which £18 is the endowment of Jobson's school. Cave Castle commands a fine prospect, and contains a portrait of Washington, whose father, John Washington, was a landowner here previous to the emigration of the family to America in 1657. Monday is the market day, principally for corn, and a fair is held on Trinity Monday."

"BROOMFLEET, a township in the parish of South Cave, wapentake of Harthill, in the East Riding of the county of York, 8 miles to the S.W. of Beverley. There are some small charities, and a chapel for Wesleyans."

"FAXFLEET, a township in the parish of South Cave, Hunsley Beacon division of the wapentake of Harthill, East Riding county York, 5 miles S.W. of Brough, and 8 E. of Howden, its post town. It is situated at the confluence of the Humber, Ouse, and Trent. The Staddlethorpe station on the Hull and Selby branch of the North-Eastern railway is 4 miles N.W. of the village. The hamlet of Osmerdike is included in the township Agriculture and the rearing of horses are the principal employments. The Wesleyans have a chapel and Sunday-school. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment under an Enclosure Act in 1830. N. Jewett, Esq., is lord of the manor."

"OSMERDIKE, a hamlet in the township of Faxfleet, and parish of South Cave, East Riding county York, 6 miles E. of Howden. It is situated on the Hull railway, and near the river Humber, opposite the estuary of the Trent."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013