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Island: Isle of Wight
Grid reference: SZ488392
Location: 50°39’24"N, 1°18’22"W
Population: 422  (2011)
Post town: Newport
Postcode: PO30
Dialling code: 01983
Local Government
Council: Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight

Chillerton is a village between Newport and Chale on the Isle of Wight in Hampshire. Chillerton is in the middle of a farming community.[1]

The nearby Chillerton Down is the site of an unfinished Iron Age promontory fort and a 750 feet antenna for the Isle of Wight radio station broadcasting on 107.00 MHz, as well as several other stations.[2] 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.[2] Chillerton Down is flown by paragliders in a east to south-east wind and on days with good thermals the top of the mast can be reached.

In 1907, a contract was signed that ensured that properties older than 1907 in Chillerton and nearby Gatcombe 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.[3]

Chillerton, with Chillerton Down behind


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