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Gatcombe, Isle of Wight

Historical Description

Gatcombe, a parish in the Isle of Wight, on the river Medina, 3 miles S by W of Newport. Post town, Newport, Isle of Wight; money order and telegraph, office, Newport. Acreage, 1303; population, 208. The manor belonged from the time of King John till a recent date to the Worsleys, and passed to Lord Ashburton. Gatcombe House -was built in 1750 by one of the last of the Worsleys. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, —£500 with residence. Patron, the University of Oxford. The church is partly Early English, partly Late Tudor, has a pinnacled tower, contains a curious wooden effigy of a knight, and is good.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyHampshire 
Ecclesiastical parishGatcomb St. Olave 
LibertyWest Medina 

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CountyIsle of Wight
RegionSouth East
Postal districtPO30
Post TownNewport