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Staddle

Staddle
Town
General Information
LocationCentral Eriador, near Bree
TypeTown
RegionsArnor
Arthedain
Bree-land
Reunited Kingdom
InhabitantsMen, Hobbits

Staddle was a village in Bree-land, lying on the south-eastern slopes of the Bree-hill. Staddle was the main settlement of the Bree-hobbits.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Staddle (Old English staðol) occurs in real-life English place-names with the meaning "foundation", of buildings, sheds, ricks etc.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "At the Sign of the Prancing Pony"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 776