Signposts to Prehistory

National Curriculum Key Stage 3 History: A local history study: an aspect or site in local history dating from a period before 1066.

The Signposts to Prehistory provide up-to-date, authoritative information about various types of prehistoric site. They can be used as aids for site visits or as sources of information, much of which is otherwise only to be found in academic journals, for anyone from students to enthusiasts.

All relate to lesser known, publically accessible locations with prehistoric monuments that have escaped plough destruction. Information about other publicly accessible, high profile sites is readily available at:, and lists of local sites can be found at:

The sites below are organised alphabetically. Click on the link to download a PDF including further details. All Signpost files can be downloaded as a compressed ZIP file below.

Download all Signpost files (ZIP, 56 MB)

Ambresbury, Essex

Ballymanoch, Kilmartin

Bants Cairn, Scilly Isles

Belas Knapp, Gloucestershire

Birkrigg, Ulverston, Cumbria

Bokerley Dyke, Dorset

Broch of Gurness, Orkney

Bryn Cader, Gwynedd, Wales

Bull Ring, Derbyshire

Camster, Caithness

Carwynen Quoit, Camborne, Cornwall

Castle Ring, Cannock Chase

Combe Hill, East Sussex

Duggleby Howe, North Yorkshire

Easter Aquhorthies, Aberdeenshire

Felday, Surrey

Fylingdales, Whitby

Grimspound, Dartmoor

Gristhorpe, North Yorkshire

High Rocks, East Sussex

Lordenshaw, Northumberland

Petersfield, Hampshire

Reigate Heath, Surrey

The Thames, Vauxhall

Stanton Moor, Derbyshire

The Breiddin, Montgomeryshire

Trefignath, Anglesey

Trevelgue, Newquay

Uffington, Oxfordshire

Wandlebury, Cambridgeshire

West Voe, Shetland

Whiteleaf, Buckinghamshire

Yarnbury, Grassington, North Yorkshire