Born in Clifton, Bristol, England, he was articled to A. W. Blomfield. He set up his own practice in 1889. As Surveyor to the Gunter Estate in Brompton, he laid out the model estate at Tamworth Street, Fulham. He designed several cottage-houses at Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, and built several fine Arts-and-Crafts houses, two of which were mentioned by Muthesius in Das Englische Haus (The English House (1904–5) ). Cave's most celebrated building is Burberry's in the Haymarket, London (1912), with a handsome Beaux-Arts front and superimposed Orders applied to a framed structure.
A. S. Gray (1985)