Ogmore Valley

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Ogmore Valley
Ogmore Valley is located in Bridgend
Ogmore Valley
Ogmore Valley
Ogmore Valley shown within Bridgend
Population 7,954 (2011)
OS grid reference SS929904
  • Ogmore Valley
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRIDGEND
Postcode district CF32
Dialling code 01656
Police South Wales
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
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51°36′11″N 3°32′48″W / 51.603028°N 3.546700°W / 51.603028; -3.546700Coordinates: 51°36′11″N 3°32′48″W / 51.603028°N 3.546700°W / 51.603028; -3.546700

Ogmore Valley (Welsh: Cwm Ogwr) is a community in the Bridgend County Borough, Mid Glamorgan, Wales. Made up of the villages of Nantymoel, Ogmore Vale, Price Town and Wyndham, its population at the time of the 2001 census was 7,800,[1] increasing to 7,954 at the 2011 Census.[2] The ribbon housing of the valley follows the Ogwr Fawr tributary which rises at Craig Ogwr and joins the Ogwr Fach at Blackmill.

Ogmore Valley contains most of the basins of the Ogwr Fawr and Ogwr Fach valleys and reaches as far north as the Bwlch-y-clawdd, a hill which whose road links the community to the Rhondda Valley. Originally a sparsely populated pastoral area, the arrival of the coal industry in the mid 19th century resulted in a population boom. From the 1860s onwards the valley experienced an increase in settlements after the establishment of the coal mines, later owned by the Ocean, Cory, Lewis Merthyr and Glenavon coal companies.[3]


  1. ^ "Area: Bridgend 003 (Middle Layer Super Output Area)". Office for National Statistics, 2001 Census. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel; Menna, Baines; Lynch, Peredur I., eds. (2008). The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. p. 629. ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6.