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Rabbit farming was an important part of the rural economy from medieval times through to the early twentieth century. This book describes the main archaeological features of warrens, and discusses their date and function, the banks and walls used to contain the rabbits, the traps used to catch both them and their vermin predators, and more.

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Rabbit farming was an important part of the rural economy from medieval times through to the early twentieth century, and the archaeological remains of rabbit warrens still litter the countryside. This book describes the main archaeological features of warrens and discusses their date and function, the banks and walls used to contain the rabbits, the traps used to catch both them and their vermin predators, the lodges in which the warreners lived and kept their equipment and, above all, the buries or pillow bounds in which the rabbits were encouraged to reside.
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Dr Tom Wilkinson is Reader in Landscape Archaeology at the University of East Anglian, Norwich. He has written widely on landscape archaeology, agricultural history and the history of landscape design.

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  • PublisherShire Publications
  • Publication date2006
  • ISBN 10 0747806160
  • ISBN 13 9780747806165
  • BindingPaperback
  • Number of pages72
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Book Description Condition: new. (Paperback, 2006). 2006 1st edition. 8vo paperback (149 x 210mm). Pp72. Colour and b/w photographs, b/w line illustrations, maps, bibliography. Mint new copy. A fascinating account of rabbit warrens in the British landscape, from the medieval period to the middle of the twentieth century. Essential reading for anyone as yet unaware of the impact of warrens and their inhabitants on the economy, the landscape and the environment. Includes material on netting, trapping and ferrets. Essential too for the amateur archaeologist who wishes to distinguish prehistoric earthworks from warrens, many of which look older and more mysterious than they really are. Chapters include: Rabbits and rabbit farming; The location and morphology of pillow mounds; The age and purpose of pillow mounds; Other forms of accomodation; Boundaries and enclosures; Tip traps and vermin traps; Warren houses and lodges; Conclusion; Places to visit; Further reading. Shire Archaeology No. 88. PREVIOUS PRICE GBP 5.99. Seller Inventory # 32246

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