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THE GOP (Welsh : COPARLENI) is a neolithic mound lying north of Trelawnyd in Flintshire
Flintshire
, Wales
Wales
, in the Clwydian Range
Clwydian Range
.

DESCRIPTION

Oval in form, it is the second-largest neolithic mound in Britain after Silbury Hill
Silbury Hill
. Excavations have discovered prehistoric remains both in the caves below and in the mound itself.

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
River Clwyd

REFERENCES

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

* The Megalithic Portal
Portal
and Megalith

.