Tafarnaubach

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Tafarnaubach
Tafarnaubach is located in Blaenau Gwent
Tafarnaubach
Tafarnaubach
Location within Blaenau Gwent
OS grid referenceSO120104
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTREDEGAR
Postcode districtNP22
Dialling code01495
PoliceGwent
FireSouth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Blaenau Gwent
51°47′08″N 3°16′35″W / 51.785448°N 3.276386°W / 51.785448; -3.276386Coordinates: 51°47′08″N 3°16′35″W / 51.785448°N 3.276386°W / 51.785448; -3.276386

Tafarnaubach is a village situated on the Sirhowy River in the county borough of Blaenau Gwent, in south-east Wales. Located within the historic boundaries of Monmouthshire it lies about two miles from Tredegar town centre.

Geography[edit]

To the south of the village lies a small Country Park, Parc Bryn Bach, while the northern part of the district is dominated by the Tafarnaubach Industrial Estate. The village is overlooked by Mynydd Llangynidr mountain, which in the late 19th century was infamous for illegal bare-knuckle boxing mountain fights due to its proximity to three county borders.[1]

Economy[edit]

Tafarnaubach Industrial Estate is a major employer in the area with companies including Airspace Solutions, Nordic Care Services, Waldron Commercials, M&J Europe, NMC (UK), Atal UK, Tenneco-Walker (UK), Able Office Furniture and BioExtractions (Wales) based at the site. Also nearby is Ron Skinner & Sons car dealers, of Tredegar.[2]

Transport[edit]

The Rhymney railway station is a 50 minute walk (2.2 miles (3.5 km)) from the village, and is also served by the 20 bus between Tredegar and Rhymney which stops in the village.

Rhymney Station is a 7 minute bus journey while Tredegar is a 13 minute bus journey from the village.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stead, Peter; Williams, Gareth, eds. (2008). Wales and its Boxers, The Fighting Tradition. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-7083-1915-4.
  2. ^ "Tafarnaubach Industrial Estate". www.hansteen.uk.com. Retrieved 7 October 2019.