|Gatcombe shown within the Isle of Wight|
|Area||11.2464 km2 (4.3423 sq mi) |
|Population||433 (2011 Census)|
|• Density||39/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Fire||Isle of Wight|
|Ambulance||Isle of Wight|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
Gatcombe is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Wight. The Civil Parish is called Chillerton and Gatcombe. It is located four kilometres from Newport in the centre of the island. St. Olave's Church, Gatcombe was dedicated in 1292, serving as chapel to Gatcombe House. The Gatcombe parish was established in 1560.
A carved wooden effigy of Edward Estur, a local knight who fought in the Crusades, is in the church.
In 1907, a contract was signed that ensured that properties older than 1907 in Gatcombe and nearby Chillerton would receive free water, while newer homes receive it at a reduced rate. In 2009 Southern Water proposed that everyone to pay the same rate, claiming that the reasoning behind the initial pact is now invalid, as the costs for the original project have since been paid off.
- Office of National Statistics: QS102EW - Population density retrieved 30 May 2017
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
- English Parishes & Welsh Communities N&C 2004 Archived January 9, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Villagers battle to keep free water". Isle of Wight County Press. Retrieved 2009-04-17.
- "Southern Vectis - bus route 6". www.islandbuses.info. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-03-22. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
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