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St Olave's Church
This article is about the village on the Isle of Wight. For other uses, see Gatcombe (disambiguation).
Gatcombe is located in Isle of Wight
 Gatcombe shown within the Isle of Wight
OS grid reference SZ493849
Civil parish Gatcombe
Unitary authority Isle of Wight
Ceremonial county Isle of Wight
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Postcode district PO30
Dialling code 01983
Police Hampshire
Fire Isle of Wight
Ambulance Isle of Wight
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Isle of Wight
List of places
Isle of Wight

Coordinates: 50°39′43″N 1°18′11″W / 50.66187°N 1.30294°W / 50.66187; -1.30294

Gatcombe is a village and civil parish[1] 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.[2]

Public transport is provided by Southern Vectis bus route 6, which runs between Newport and Ventnor.[3]


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