|Row of hobbit-holes|
|"The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the-Water" by J.R.R. Tolkien|
|Other names||New Row|
|Location||Hobbiton Hill, The Shire|
|Type||Row of hobbit-holes|
|People and History|
|Events||Saruman's Ruffian occupation|
Bagshot Row was the row of Hobbit-holes that were delved into Hobbiton Hill beneath Bag End. The Gamgee Family lived at Number 3, Bagshot Row. Their neighbour was Daddy Twofoot.[note 1] The dwellings had gardens and earthwalls made of the earth removed during the excavation of Bag End.
During the War of the Ring and the occupation of the Shire, Saruman had it torn up, and it had become a yawning sand and gravel pit. After the Battle of Bywater the destruction was replaced by a new row called, simply, New Row (in the town of Bywater it became a joke to refer to it as Sharkey's End).
It was so named because the earth removed in excavating Bag End was shot over the edge of the sudden fall in the hillside onto the ground.
Portrayal in adaptations
- Bagshot Row is much longer than described in the book; numbers run up to ten.
- 1 Bagshot Row: Bag End
- 2 Bagshot Row: Daddy Twofoot
- 3 Bagshot Row: The Gamgees
- 4 Bagshot Row: Milo Burrows
- 5 Bagshot Row: The Proudfeet
- 6 Bagshot Row: Halfast Hornblower
- 8 Bagshot Row: Hugo Bracegirdle
- 10 Bagshot Row: Fredregar (sic) Bolger
- Numbers 7 and 9, inhabited by Folco Boffin and Robin Smallburrow, are inexplicably located on the "Water Road" and the "Hill Road".
- ↑ It is not mentioned whether he lived at Number 2 or Number 4.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 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. 765
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Scouring of the Shire"