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Garden of Peace at Gilfach

Gilfach is the small district that lies between Bargoed and Pengam, situated in the Caerphilly county borough, seven miles north of Caerphilly, within the historic boundaries of Glamorgan, Wales. The Bargoed ward had a population of 2,062 at the 2011 census.[1]

The name Gilfach is derived from the Welsh words cil (nook) and bach (small).

Gilfach is the smallest of the three Electoral wards that make up Greater Bargoed (along with Bargoed and Aberbargoed).

Gilfach has many institutions, such as an OAP Welfare Hall, Workingmen's Club, Scout Hall, and a YMCA building. There is also a bowling green and tennis courts.

As with many villages and towns through Britain, Gilfach has a War Memorial to the fallen of both world wars situated in the Garden of Peace.

There are two primary schools in Gilfach: Gilfach Fargoed Primary School, which teaches through the medium of English; and Ysgol Gymraeg Gilfach Fargod, which teaches through the medium of the Welsh language.

Gilfach has two places of worship:

In addition to the Workman's Club,and Gilfach Bowling Club, Gilfach has two public houses in the Gwerthonor and The Capel Hotel.

The village is served by Gilfach Fargoed railway station.

Notable People - Ivor Powell (International Footballer) Paul Mullins (International Bowler), Audrey Mullins (International Bowler), Carl Wood (International Bowler), Craig Williams (International Bowler), Kristian Crocker (International Bowler)


  1. ^ "Bargoed ward population 2011".

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Coordinates: 51°40′44″N 3°13′58″W / 51.67889°N 3.23278°W / 51.67889; -3.23278