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'''Southfarthing''' was the warmer southern [[farthing]] of the [[Shire]], with its chief town being [[Longbottom]]. This was the region where most of the Shire's [[pipe-weed]] production was concentrated, perhaps because of the warmer climate.
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The '''Southfarthing''' was the southmost and warmest [[Farthings|farthing]] of [[The Shire]].
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==Geography==
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Its northernmost point was the [[Three-Farthing Stone]], its eastern border was the [[Baranduin|Brandywine]] River, and much of its border with the [[Eastfarthing]] ran along the River [[Shirebourn]].<ref>{{FR|Part}}</ref>
  
[[Saruman]]'s agents existed already since {{TA|2953}} and it was the first region to fall under the rule of [[Lotho Sackville-Baggins]].
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*Hills: Part of the [[Green Hill Country]]
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*Roads: An unnamed road crossed the Southfarthing to [[Sarn Ford]].
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*Towns: Longbottom, [[Pincup]].
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==History==
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About {{TA|1630}} many [[Stoors]] from [[Dunland]] entered and settled in the Southfarthing,<ref name="third">{{App|TA}}</ref> and thereafter [[Stoors|Stoorish]] characteristics and appearance were common among the Hobbits in that region.
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[[Tobold Hornblower]] of Longbottom first grew pipe-weed in the Southfarthing about the year {{TA|2670}}.<ref>{{TT|III8}}</ref>
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[[Saruman]], having received reports on [[Gandalf]]’s movements and noting his interest in the Shire, began keeping agents in the Southfarthing in {{TA|2953}}.<ref name="third"/>
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The Southfarthing was where [[Lotho Sackville-Baggins]] began his rise to power during the [[War of the Ring]], based on the substantial property in the region that he inherited from his father.<ref>{{RK|VI8}}</ref> Presumably it was he who began exporting pipe-weed to Saruman.
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==Culture==
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This was the region where most of the Shire's [[pipe-weed]] production was concentrated, in warm sheltered places like [[Longbottom]].<ref>{{FR|Pipeweed}}</ref> Another noted product of the Southfarthing was the strong red wine called [[Old Winyards]].<ref>{{FR|I1}}</ref>
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Latest revision as of 16:05, 18 March 2018

Southfarthing
Region
General Information
LocationThe Shire
TypeRegion
RegionsGreen Hill Country
Major townsLongbottom, Pincup
InhabitantsHobbits

The Southfarthing was the southmost and warmest farthing of The Shire.

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[edit] Geography

Its northernmost point was the Three-Farthing Stone, its eastern border was the Brandywine River, and much of its border with the Eastfarthing ran along the River Shirebourn.[1]

Other features include:

[edit] History

About T.A. 1630 many Stoors from Dunland entered and settled in the Southfarthing,[2] and thereafter Stoorish characteristics and appearance were common among the Hobbits in that region.

Tobold Hornblower of Longbottom first grew pipe-weed in the Southfarthing about the year T.A. 2670.[3]

Saruman, having received reports on Gandalf’s movements and noting his interest in the Shire, began keeping agents in the Southfarthing in T.A. 2953.[2]

The Southfarthing was where Lotho Sackville-Baggins began his rise to power during the War of the Ring, based on the substantial property in the region that he inherited from his father.[4] Presumably it was he who began exporting pipe-weed to Saruman.

[edit] Culture

This was the region where most of the Shire's pipe-weed production was concentrated, in warm sheltered places like Longbottom.[5] Another noted product of the Southfarthing was the strong red wine called Old Winyards.[6]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Road to Isengard"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Scouring of the Shire"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Concerning Pipe-weed"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"