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The Gop Caves

A Scheduled Monument in Trelawnyd and Gwaenysgor (Trelawnyd a Gwaenysgor), Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

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Latitude: 53.3097 / 53°18'34"N

Longitude: -3.3726 / 3°22'21"W

OS Eastings: 308643

OS Northings: 380076

OS Grid: SJ086800

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZW5.N8

Mapcode Global: WH76H.528J

Entry Name: The Gop Caves

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 645

Cadw Legacy ID: FL067

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Cave

Period: Prehistoric

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Trelawnyd and Gwaenysgor (Trelawnyd a Gwaenysgor)

Traditional County: Flintshire


The monument consists of a cave containing archaeological deposits, dating to the palaeolithic period. The cave entrance measures 40ft and then narrows to form two passages. Another cave lies 15yds to the west, with a narrower entrance.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric settlement, ritual and funerary practices. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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