Tolkien Gateway


Newbury was a town in the north-eastern Buckland, to the north of Crickhollow and next to The Hedge.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Bury, from the Old English burh, means "fortified enclosure".[2] This, combined with Newbury's proximity to The Hedge, perhaps suggests that Newbury was built as a more recent guard against intruders from the Old Forest.

[edit] See Also

  • Newbury, a town in Berkshire, England.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. Nottingham University's Institute for Name-Studies, Bury (accessed 8 June 2010)