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Great House

Great House
David T. Wenzel - Thorin in Esgaroth.jpg
General Information
LocationNext to the central pool in Lake-town
DescriptionA great hall erected on piles driven into the Long Lake
RegionsEsgaroth
People and History
InhabitantsMen
DestroyedLate T.A. 2941
EventsAttack of 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 skeptical 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"