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Needlehole

Needlehole
Town
Matěj Čadil - Needlehole in Winter.jpg
"Needlehole in Winter" by Matěj Čadil
General Information
LocationWestfarthing, the Shire
TypeTown
InhabitantsHobbits
GalleryImages of Needlehole

Needlehole was a town in the Westfarthing near the border of the Northfarthing in the Shire. The Water flowed through the town on its way south to Rushock Bog.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Needlehole is also the name of a village in Gloucestershire. Apart from the apparent meaning of the name, it might also refer to hobbit-holes.[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, lviii