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Girdley Island

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Girdley Island was an island located in the Brandywine River, north of the Brandywine Bridge.[1]


David Salo suggests a possible Old Hobbitish etymology from *Gyrdlieg "girdle-island".[2]

As in Rushey, the ending -ey means "island" in Old Norse and is found in English islandnames (cf. Gurnsey).


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 9 October 2015)