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GOP CAIRN; Y GOP; GOP HILL CAIRN

Manylion y Safle



NPRN 306725

Cyfeirnod Map SJ08SE

Cyfeirnod Grid SJ08668015

Awdurdod Lleol Sir y Fflint 

Hen Sir Fflint

Cymuned Trelawnyd and Gwaenysgor

Math o Safle CARNEDD

Cyfnod Yr Oes Efydd, Neolithig

Disgrifiad o´r Safle Gop Cairn is a titanic cairn, 75-80m in diameter and 12m high, centrally disturbed.
It was explored in 1886-7 by a central shaft and drifts and faunal remains only were encountered.

It is traditionally a beacon site.

J.Wiles 15.10.2002

The Gop Cairn is Wales’ largest prehistoric monument and only surpassed in size by the prehistoric mounds of Silbury Hill and the Marlborough Mount in southern England. It commands a mighty vista from its elevated limestone plateau on the north coast of Wales, close to Prestatyn. A shaft sunk to its centre in the nineteenth century shed little light on its original purpose but it was clearly a place of enormous significance. The Gop Cave in the foreground has produced human skeletons, prehistoric flints and pottery. (Extract from the forthcoming 'Historic Wales from the Air', RCAHMW, 2012).

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