|Row of hobbit-holes|
|Other names||New Row|
|Type||Row of hobbit-holes|
|People and History|
|Events||Saruman's Ruffian occupation|
Bagshot Row was the row of hobbit-holes that were delved into Hobbiton Hill beneath Bag End. The Gamgee Family lived at Number 3, Bagshot Row. Their neighbour was Daddy Twofoot, but it is not known whether he lived at Number 2 or Number 4.
In the War of the Ring, Bagshot Row had become a yawning sand and gravel pit. After the Battle of Bywater the destruction was replaced by a new row called, simply, New Row (in the town of Bywater it became a joke to refer to it as Sharkey's End). After the restoration the Gaffer Gamgee returned to Number 3, and his son Sam lived with him until Sam married Rose Cotton and relocated to Bag End.
It was so named because the earth removed in excavating Bag End was shot over the edge of the sudden fall in the hillside onto the ground. It was this part which later became the gardens and earthwalls of the other dwellings.
Portrayal in Adaptations
- Bagshot Row is much longer than described in the book; numbers run up to ten.
- 1 Bagshot Row: Bag End
- 2 Bagshot Row: Daddy Twofoot
- 3 Bagshot Row: The Gamgees
- 4 Bagshot Row: Milo Burrows
- 5 Bagshot Row: The Proudfeet
- 6 Bagshot Row: Halfast Hornblower
- 8 Bagshot Row: Hugo Bracegirdle
- 10 Bagshot Row: Fredregar (sic) Bolger
- Numbers 7 and 9, inhabited by Folco Boffin and Robin Smallburrow, are inexplicably located on the "Water Road" and the "Hill Road".
- In an unexplained deviation from the book, Sam and Rosie still live at Number 3. Prior to that, Rosie had been living at Number 10[source?]
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Scouring of the Shire"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 765