The Gop (Welsh: Coparleni) is a neolithic mound[further explanation needed] lying north of Trelawnyd in Flintshire, Wales, in the Clwydian Range. Description 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. 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
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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