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Great West Road

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The '''Great West Road''' was the name of the portion of the '''[[Great Road]]''' east of the [[Fords of Isen]] and was known as a '''horse-road'''.<ref>{{UT|Index}}</ref> Practically it connected [[Edoras]] with [[Minas Tirith]]<ref>{{FR|Map}}</ref> where it was mentioned as the '''North-way'''.<ref>{{RK|Steward}}</ref><ref>{{webcite|author=J.R.R. Tolkien|articleurl=https://www.tolkienestate.com/assets/images/megamaps/minas-tirith-plan.jpg|articlename=MINAS TIRITH|dated=|website=|accessed=21 June 2021}}</ref>
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The '''Great West Road''' was the name of the portion of the '''[[Great Road]]''' east of the [[Fords of Isen]] and was known as a '''horse-road'''.<ref>{{UT|Index}}</ref> Practically it connected [[Edoras]] with [[Minas Tirith]]<ref>{{FR|Map}}</ref> where it was mentioned as the '''North-way'''.<ref>{{RK|Steward}}</ref><ref>{{webcite|author=J.R.R. Tolkien|articleurl=https://www.tolkienestate.com/assets/images/megamaps/minas-tirith-plan.jpg|articlename=MINAS TIRITH|dated=|website=|accessed=21 June 2021}}</ref><ref group=note>The name "North Road" is used on a map that was drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien during the writing of The Lord of the Rings, which is labelled Minas Tirith on the Website of the Tolkien Estate.</ref>
  
 
==Course==
 
==Course==
Two miles east from the [[Isen]] it bent sharply to the south-east to meet the [[Deeping-road]] and again bent to the east and [[Edoras]].<ref>{{UT|Isen}}; as '''horse-road'''</ref> It passed across [[Calenardhon]]/[[Rohan]] parallel to the [[White Mountains]], the [[Folde]], the [[Fenmark|Fenmarch]] and traversed the [[Firienholt|Firien Wood]] into [[Anórien]]. It ran around the [[Drúadan Forest]] and ran to the south into the [[Pelennor Fields]], outside of [[Minas Anor]]. Then the route continued as the '''[[South Road]]''' that passed over [[Erui]] at the [[Crossings of Erui]], and reached [[Pelargir]].<ref>{{RK|Map}}</ref>
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Two miles east from the [[Isen]] it bent sharply to the south-east to meet the [[Deeping-road]] and again bent to the east and [[Edoras]].<ref>{{UT|Isen}}; as '''horse-road'''</ref> It passed across [[Calenardhon]]/[[Rohan]] parallel to the [[White Mountains]], the [[Folde]], the [[Fenmark|Fenmarch]] and traversed the [[Firienholt|Firien Wood]] into [[Anórien]]. It ran around the [[Drúadan Forest]] and ran to the south into the [[Pelennor Fields]], outside of [[Minas Anor]]. Then the route continued as the '''[[South Road]]''' [[Crossings of Erui|passing over]] [[Erui]], and reached [[Pelargir]].<ref>{{RK|Map}}</ref>
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Revision as of 11:27, 21 June 2021

The Great West Road was the name of the portion of the Great Road east of the Fords of Isen and was known as a horse-road.[1] Practically it connected Edoras with Minas Tirith[2] where it was mentioned as the North-way.[3][4][note 1]

Course

Two miles east from the Isen it bent sharply to the south-east to meet the Deeping-road and again bent to the east and Edoras.[5] It passed across Calenardhon/Rohan parallel to the White Mountains, the Folde, the Fenmarch and traversed the Firien Wood into Anórien. It ran around the Drúadan Forest and ran to the south into the Pelennor Fields, outside of Minas Anor. Then the route continued as the South Road passing over Erui, and reached Pelargir.[6]

Notes

  1. The name "North Road" is used on a map that was drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien during the writing of The Lord of the Rings, which is labelled Minas Tirith on the Website of the Tolkien Estate.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Steward and the King"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "MINAS TIRITH", (accessed 21 June 2021)
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Battles of the Fords of Isen"; as horse-road
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor"