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Angle (Eriador)

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The Angle was an area between the rivers of Hoarwell and Loudwater, in the realm of Rhudaur.


The Stoors, a branch of the race of Hobbits, crossed the Misty Mountains westward into Eriador during the middle years of the Third Age. They were said to have emerged from the Redhorn Pass in about T.A. 1150, and from there they spread out across the wide lands, settling along their favoured riverways as far south as Tharbad and the Dunland borders. Their most noted settlement, though, was on the more northerly tongue of land - the Angle.

The Stoors only remained in the Angle for some two hundred years before they moved on again, but at this point their kind divided. Some travelled west and north, and their descendants eventually merged with the other Hobbits of Bree and the Shire. Others returned across the Misty Mountains and travelled back down into the Vales of Anduin.[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"