Welcome to the Clifton Antiquarian Club Website

Clifton Antiquarian Club is based in Bristol, although members are distributed across the southern half of England and Wales. We seek to promote a better understanding of our archaeological heritage and meet on several occasions during the year for lectures, tours and research projects. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or are interested in getting involved.

Club News and Announcements 

Lansdown Lecture

We are delighted to announce that we have Amanda Chadburn from Historic England on the 24th October to tell us about the Stonehenge World Heritage Site! For more information see the flyer: Stonehenge Lecture October 2019 

Normandy Excursion

This October we shall be traveling to Normandy to visit an eclectic range of sites from prehistoric to WWII. See Normandy 2019 flyer for further details

Guernsey 2019

On May 18th we excavated on L’Ancresse Common in Guernsey to investigate some round mounds that were thought to be prehistoric, the results were surprising! We will keep you informed.  

Events 2019

We are planning Lansdown lectures, day trips, overnight excursions and our trip abroad. Keep an eye on the website and calendar for further details.

Groundbreaking Dig in Guernsey!

In excavations kindly sponsored by the Vale Commons Council in Guernsey, Clifton Antiquarian Club have been investigating some interesting earthworks in the north of the island. The results look promising and could lead to more work in 2019!

 Le Trépied the Oldest Channel Island Passage Grave!

In the May 2017 excavation we obtained samples of charcoal that have enabled us to establish the the construction and use phases of the monument. Read our Press Release here!