Chillerton shown within the Isle of Wight
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The nearby Chillerton Down is the site of an unfinished Iron Age promontory fort and a 229-metre (751 ft) antenna for the Isle of Wight radio station broadcasting on 107.00 MHz, as well as several other stations. It is the village's most prominent feature and can be seen from most parts of the island. It is known as the Chillerton Down transmitting station. Chillerton Down is flown by Paragliders in a E to SE wind and on days with good thermals the top of the mast can be reached.
In 1907 a deal was signed by Charles Seely to ensure residents in properties older than 1907 in Chillerton and nearby Gatcombe are entitled to free water, while newer homes receive it at a reduced rate. However recently Southern Water have proposals for everyone to pay the same rate claiming that the initial pact has now run its course and the cost from the land used for the construction of water works has long since been paid off.
Chillerton and Rookley Primary School is located on the High Street in Chillerton. It is a small village school with a total of 43 students on roll from local areas. However, education changes look likely to see the school close in the near future. The school is likely to amalgamate with primary schools in Godshill and Wroxall to form one new school over two existing sites at Godshill and Wroxall.
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