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Gorsgoch is located in Ceredigion
Gorsgoch shown within Ceredigion
OS grid reference SN483506
• Cardiff 90 mi (140 km)SE
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Llanybydder
Postcode district SA40
Dialling code 01570
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
52°07′59″N 4°13′03″W / 52.133008°N 4.217365°W / 52.133008; -4.217365Coordinates: 52°07′59″N 4°13′03″W / 52.133008°N 4.217365°W / 52.133008; -4.217365

Gorsgoch (About this soundWelsh pronunciation) is a small rural village near Lampeter in the county of Ceredigion, Wales.

"Cors" (mutated to Gors) is Welsh for "marsh" or "bog", and "goch" is the mutated form of "coch" meaning "red": so the name literally translated means "Red Bog". This upland bog is located alongside the main road that leads through the village.

The village is developing at a fast rate. New houses are being constructed and there are planning applications for more. Gorsgoch has a pub, Cefn-Hafod. The garages have been closed along with the school years ago. There is also a village hall that has been closed a few years; however, it is being refurbished. The town of Lampeter is 7 miles away and the town of New Quay is 15 miles away

External links

  • www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Gorscoch and surrounding area

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