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Gamwich was a village in the Shire.

The original home town of the Gamgee family and source of Hamfast Gamwich's chosen surname, the town was also known for its own rope-making.[1]


In The Atlas of Middle-earth, Karen Fonstad put its location out near the borders of the Westfarthing, but this is only speculation.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  2. Karen Fonstad, The Atlas of Middle-earth, Regional Maps, The Shire