Rabbit; Pirton, Herts, TL13/k; 1/NZ/1258

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NHerts

Name/Title

Rabbit

About this object

The Romans first introduced rabbits to Britain. The Normans brought them again later. Prized for their meat and fur, they were kept in specially made warrens. About 1400, a rabbit was worth more than a labourer’s daily wage. We know where some warrens were because of place names like Warren Close at Maydencroft.

Field Collector

George L Evans

Field Collection Date

1978-04-01

Field Collection Place Description

Pirton, Herts, TL13/k

Measurements

Ear: 4.5 cm
Hind foot: 4.1 cm (without toes)
Tail: 1.5 cm

Collection

Hitchin Museum

Credit Line

G.L. Evans, Pirton

Object Type

Mammals

Object number

1/NZ/1258

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