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Gatcombe, Isle of Wight

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Gatcombe, Isle of Wight

Gatcombe is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Wight. 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.
Post townNEWPORT
Administrative CountyIsle of Wight
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSZ4885
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityIsle of Wight
Fire and Rescue AuthorityIsle of Wight
Ambulance AuthorityIsle of Wight
Dialling code01983

Other names by which Gatcombe, Isle of Wight has been known in the past


Gatcombe, Isle of Wight in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Gatcombe.-- par., Isle of Wight, on river Medina, 3 miles SW. of Newport, 1401 ac., pop. 228; contains the seat of Gatcombe House.

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