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Gilfach Goch, Rhondda,Cynon,Taff

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Gilfach Goch, Rhondda,Cynon,Taff

Gilfach Goch, is a small former coal mining village in the Borough of Rhondda Cynon Taff, South Wales, near the larger community of Tonyrefail. It is situated in the Cwm Ogwr Fach (Small Ogmore Valley) between the Cwm Ogwr Fawr (Large Ogmore Valley) to the west and the Cwm Rhondda (Rhondda Valley) to the east. The author Richard Llewellyn stayed in Gilfach Goch (1939) for the writing of his novel 'How Green Was My Valley' that is set in a fictional mining village based on Gilfach Goch.
Administrative CountyRhondda,Cynon,Taff
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridSS9889
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
 

Other names by which Gilfach Goch, Rhondda,Cynon,Taff has been known in the past

Gilfach Coch

Gilfach Goch, Rhondda,Cynon,Taff in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Gilfach Coch, vil. with ry. sta. (Gilfach), 9 miles NE. of Bridgend, Glamorgan; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank.

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