The Info List - The Gop

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The Gop (Welsh: Coparleni) is a neolithic mound[further explanation needed] lying north of Trelawnyd in Flintshire, Wales, in the Clwydian Range. Description[edit] Oval in form, it is the second-largest neolithic mound in Britain after Silbury Hill. Excavations have discovered prehistoric remains both in the caves below and in the mound itself.[1] Excavations have uncovered no burial chambers or other underground works, which may indicate that it was used as a look-out or hill fort; there is evidence that there was a considerable amount of stone on the top of hill. In the 17th century, its prominent position allowed a beacon to be placed there. The mound lies on top of Gop Hill (823 feet), a natural limestone outcrop, in the side of which are the Gop Caves.

Gop Hill from the River Clwyd


^ Whitfield, Paul; Le Nevez, Catherine; Parker, Mike (2012). The Rough Guide to Wales. p. 398. ISBN 978-1-40538-981-5. 

The Megalithic Portal and Megalith Map

External links[edit]

Photograph of the mound with the entrance to Gop Cave in the foreground

Coordinates: 53°18′37″N 3°22′20″W / 53.3104°N 3.3722°W / 53.3104; -3.3722

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Principal settlements

Afonwen Bagillt Buckley Caerwys Connah's Quay Ewloe Flint Holywell Mold Queensferry Saltney Shotton

Towns and villages

Abermorddu Alltami Aston Park Bretton Broughton Bryn-y-Baal Brynford Cadole Caergwrle Calcoed Carmel Cefn-y-Bedd Cilcain Coed Talon Cymau Deeside Drury Ffrith Flint Mountain Ffynnongroew Greenfield Gronant Glyncorrwg Gwernaffield Gwernymynydd Halkyn Hawarden Holway Higher Kinnerton Hope Leeswood Llanfynydd Llanasa Leadmill Mancot Mostyn Mynydd Isa Nannerch Nercwys Northop Northop Hall Oakenholt Pantasaph Pantymwyn Pentre Halkyn Penyffordd (Buckley) Pen-y-Ffordd (Holywell) Penymynydd Pontblyddyn Rhosesmor Rhes-y-Cae Rhydymwyn Sealand Soughton/Sychdyn Saltney Ferry Talacre Trelawnyd Trelogan Treuddyn Whitford Ysceifiog


Alyn Gorge Bretton Bridge Caerwys Rectory Clwydian Range Dee Estuary Flintshire Bridge The Gop Greenfield Valley Heritage Park Moel Famau Moel y Gaer Moel y Parc Mostyn Colliery Nant-y-Ffrith Ogof Nadolig Point of Ayr Point of Ayr Gas Terminal River Alyn River Cegidog River Dee River Terrig Talacre Beach Wepre Park

Parliamentary representation

List of Parliamentary constituencies in Clwyd Flintshire East Flintshire West Flintshire

Community councils

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