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Great House

Great House
Hall
David T. Wenzel - Thorin in Esgaroth.jpg
Thorin in Esgaroth by David T. Wenzel
General Information
LocationNext to the central pool in Lake-town
TypeHall
DescriptionA great hall erected on piles driven into the Long Lake
History
DestroyedLate T.A. 2941
EventsAttack by Smaug

The Great House[1] was the hall of the Master of Lake-town. It was located next to the central pool within the town and like the other buildings stood upon wooden pilings driven into the bed of the lake.[2] In T.A. 2941[3] Thorin and Company entered the Great House where there was a feast in progress. Although the Master was sceptical of Thorin's claims, the Dwarves were welcomed by the people of Lake-town.[2] The building was later smashed by the tail of Smaug when he descended upon the township.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Fire and Water"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "A Warm Welcome"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"