Gilfach Goch shown within Rhondda Cynon Taf
|Principal area||Rhondda Cynon Taf|
|Ceremonial county||Mid Glamorgan|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||Cynon Valley|
Gilfach Goch, (English: Red Nook) 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. Llewellyn would spend long summer holidays with his grandfather in the village.
The oldest building in the village is the Griffin Inn, a public house which is situated in low marshy ground at the bottom of a country lane.
Residents of note
Gary Dobbs (born 1965), the author and actor was raised in Gilfach Goch though currently lives in the nearby village of Tonyrefail.
- Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel (2008). The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. p. 513. ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6.
- "Census reveals best area for love". BBC News. 22 July 2004. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
- "Details of Lot 119". Auction Catalogue. Graham Budd Auctions. 10 May 2007. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
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