A woodcock is a small and fast bird. The Lewes's were passionate about hunting and it seems the shooting of this particular bird became a 'right of passage' for the men of the family.
A display case containing a stuffed woodcock, arranged in a pictoral scene, with painted interior background. There is a painted inscription on the lower register of the case, 'My First Woodcock. Jan 7th 1874. T.P. Lewes'. The case is painted black and gilded around the glass panel on the front.
An item from the Llanerchaeron collection, left to the National Trust in the will of John Powell Ponsonby Lewes in 1989
Marks and inscriptions
My First Woodcock. Jan 7th 1874. T.P. Lewes (inscription)