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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 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 St. Margaret's parish church, and Ainon Baptist church.

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

The village is served by Gilfach Fargoed railway station.

External links

  • - Old and new photographs of Gilfach and Bargoed.

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