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Alley of Roses

Map of Gondolin showing the Alley up in the middle

The Alley of Roses was a street in Gondolin, according to the early version of the legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales. It was the northern entrance to the Square of the Palace, and a fair place to see and to walk in. During the Fall of Gondolin it was burned and destroyed by a Fire-drake during the barricade in the Square hold by Egalmoth and Tuor.[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "III. The Fall of Gondolin", p. 183