Argoed, Caerphilly, Wales

Penylan Road, Argoed

The Ghost House

Somewhere in the small village of Argoed, a council house became the focus for a “barrage of psychic phenomena”. The tenants experienced bangs, raps, groans, scuffling noises and “shadowy forms”. Apparently, the phenomena eventually “fizzled out” leaving no apparent explanation. Peter Underwood, the renowned investigator and author, was in contact with the family and medical officers during the investigation. However, he mistakenly states that the place was called “Argold” in Ghosts of Wales.




For further information, please read The Ghosts of Gwent by Alan Roderick and Ghosts of Wales by Peter Underwood.

Penylan Road

In 1992, strange goings-on were reported in a council house at Penylan Road (pictured above). Strange noises were heard and objects were thrown through the air and occupants claim to have been pushed by and unseen force.


Penylan Road,



For further information, please read Haunted Gwent by Alan Roderick.


Visitor Information

Argoed is a village and community in the Sirhowy Valley between Blackwood and Tredegar in Caerphilly County Borough in south Wales.

Argoed is Welsh for ‘by a wood’ or ‘by a grove’. Zephaniah Williams, prosecuted for his part in the Chartist Newport Rising in 1839, was born in the village in 1795.

Pictured is Penylan Road in Argoed courtesy of Robin Drayton. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.