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Whitfurrows

Whitfurrows was a village or small town that lay in the Eastfarthing, on the East Road through the Shire, approximately midway between Frogmorton (about ten miles to the west) and the Brandywine Bridge (a similar distance to the east). It lay at the western edge of the Bridgefields region of the Eastfarthing.[1]

Whitfurrows appear to have been a centre or staging-post of some kind for the Shirriffs during the War of the Ring.

[edit] Etymology

David Salo suggests an etymology from possible Old Hobbitish Hwitfure meaning "white furrows".[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 23 April 2014)