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Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen is the name of a village and an electoral ward and community in Neath Port Talbot, south Wales. The nearest major town to the village is Ammanford. In common south Wales parlance, Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen is often referred to as "GCG" or "The Waun". The name, Gwaun cae Gurwen translates into 'the meadow/moorland of white hemlock'.

It is not very widely known. However, development is on the horizon for GCG. At one time, almost all of the land of The Waun was owned by the Jones Family who also owned the "Pwll-y-Wrach Estate". They still own parts of the land of the village but most has been sold off. Both farmhouses connected to the Estate are still standing. They are: Pwll-y-Wrach (meaning the Witches Pool) and Glangwrach. Pwll y Wrach is the main house where the head of the family lived.

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Gwaun cae Gurwen (Gwaun-cae-Gurwen Welsh Primary School) used to be on Heol-y-Dwr (Water Street) which is where the Pwll y Wrach estate is based. It has since been moved to Heol Newydd (New Road), overlooking the village, and the former school transformed into a wood workshop.

The Welsh language is very strong in the village amongst the young and the old. Almost all children are bilingual.

Near villages are Cwmgors, Brynamman, Glanaman and Garnant. This area is represented in Government by Peter Hain MP and in the Welsh Assembly by Gwenda Thomas AM, who lives in the village.

Children in the area have the choice of going to Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera (for full Welsh medium education) , Ysgol Uwchradd Dyffryn Aman (for Welsh and English medium education) or Cwmtawe Comprehensive School (for all English education).

 Libraries in Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen:
 Gwaun Cae Gurwen Library
       New Community Hall
       New Road
       Gwaun Cae Gurwen
       SA18 1UN
 01269 822119
 Tue 9.30am-12.00 noon
       Wed 4.00pm-7.00pm
       Thur 2.00pm-4.00pm
       Sat 9.30am-12.00 noon

 Pubs/Bars in Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen:
 The Mount Pleasant Inn
       29 Graig Road
       Gwaun Cae Gurwen
       SA18 1EG
 01269 824942

 Cafes in Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen:
 Cresci's Cafe
       58 Heol Cae Gurwen
       Gwaun Cae Gurwen
       SA18 1HG
 01269 823095

 Take Aways in Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen:
 Eastern Star
       10 Heol Cae Gurwen
       Gwaun Cae Gurwen
       SA18 1HB
 01269 822912

 The Trading Post (Fish and Chips)
       Graig Road
       Gwaun Cae Gurwen
       SA18 1EG
 01269 825744


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