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Gilfach Goch in the Parish of Ystradyfodwg

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"Gilfach Coch, vil. with ry. sta. (Gilfach), 9 miles NE. of Bridgend, Glamorgan; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank." [From John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles 1887 on Vision of Britain]

"GILFACH GOCH is a village with a station on the Bridgend and Nantymeol branch of the Great Western railway, and was created a Conventional district in 1921. The church is dedicated to St. Barnabas and has 300 sittings. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value, £250, in the gift of the Bishop of Llandaff and the Board of Patronage, ..." [From  Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923  (ArchiveCDBooks)  - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]


Church History

St Barnabus church Gilfach Goch. c 1940s - on the People's Collection Wales site


Church Records

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The church is dedicated to St. Barnabas, is in the Benefice of Tonyrefail with Gilfach Goch with Llandyfodwg, and the diocese of Llandaff. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website. The church can be located at grid reference SS983899.

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The photo shows High Street Gilfach Goch in heavy snow probably around 1940s. - on the People's Collection Wales site



Britannic Colliery, Gilfach Goch on the Welsh Coal Mines site

Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

  • A Gilfach Goch collier, about 1920
  • Black and white film negative of a photograph showing a surface view of Britannic Colliery, Gilfach Goch.