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Thistle Brook

Thistle Brook
Stream
General Information
LocationEastfarthing south of the Woody End
TypeStream
DescriptionMinor tributary of the River Shirebourn

Thistle Brook was a stream of the Eastfarthing of the Shire. From Green Hill Country it flowed south-east round Woody End and through the village of Willowbottom before its waters emptied into the River Shirebourn.[1]

Thistles presumably grew around it.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. lx