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St Olave's, Gatcombe
Island: Isle of Wight
Grid reference: SZ493849
Location: 50°39’43"N, 1°18’11"W
Population: 433  (2011)
Post town: Newport
Postcode: PO30
Dialling code: 01983
Local Government
Council: Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight

Gatcombe is a village on the Isle of Wight in Hampshire, two and a half miles from Newport, in the centre of the island.

The parish church is St Olave's Church, 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.[1]

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