Darran Valley

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Darran Valley
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Parc Cwm Darran
Darran Valley is located in Caerphilly
Darran Valley
Darran Valley
Location within Caerphilly
Population2,545 (2001)
OS grid referenceSO112032
Community
  • Darran Valley
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBARGOED
Postcode districtCF81
Dialling code01443
PoliceGwent
FireSouth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Caerphilly
51°43′13″N 3°17′13″W / 51.7204°N 3.2869°W / 51.7204; -3.2869Coordinates: 51°43′13″N 3°17′13″W / 51.7204°N 3.2869°W / 51.7204; -3.2869

Darran Valley (Welsh: Cwm Darran) is a community in the County Borough of Caerphilly, Wales. The Darran Valley consists of the valley of the Bargod Rhymni and contains the villages of Deri, Pentwyn and Fochriw. These settlements grew around the Industrial Age to serve the collieries of Fochriw, Pencarreg and Groesfaen. As of 2001, the community had a recorded population of 2,545.[1]

History[edit]

The Groesfaen Colliery, which at 2,160 feet (660 m) was the deepest in the Darran Valley, opened around 1902.[2] It was nationalised in 1947 and closed in 1968.[3]

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