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'''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]], but it is not known whether he lived at Number 2 or Number 4.
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'''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.<ref>{{FR|I1}}</ref> Their neighbour was [[Daddy Twofoot]], but it is not known whether he lived at Number 2 or Number 4.
  
The holes were destroyed in the [[War of the Ring]], and replaced by a new row called, simply, [[New Row]].
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In the [[War of the Ring]], Bagshot Row 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).  After the restoration the [[Gaffer Gamgee]] returned to Number 3, and his son [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]] lived with him until Sam married [[Rose Cotton]] and relocated to Bag End.<ref>{{RK|VI8}}</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
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. It was this part which later became the gardens and earthwalls of the other dwellings.<ref>{{HM|N}}, p. 765</ref>
 
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. It was this part which later became the gardens and earthwalls of the other dwellings.<ref>{{HM|N}}, p. 765</ref>

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Bagshot Row
Physical Description
TypeRow of hobbit-holes
LocationHobbiton Hill
RealmsThe Shire
InhabitantsHobbits
General Information
Other namesNew Row
EventsSaruman's Ruffian occupation
ReferencesThe Lord of the Rings

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.[1] Their neighbour was Daddy Twofoot, but it is not known whether he lived at Number 2 or Number 4.

In the War of the Ring, Bagshot Row 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). After the restoration the Gaffer Gamgee returned to Number 3, and his son Sam lived with him until Sam married Rose Cotton and relocated to Bag End.[2]

Etymology

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. It was this part which later became the gardens and earthwalls of the other dwellings.[3]

Portrayal in Adaptations

2002: Vivendi's The Fellowship of the Ring:

Bagshot Row is much longer than described in the book; numbers run up to ten.
Numbers 7 and 9, inhabited by Folco Boffin and Robin Smallburrow, are inexplicably located on the "Water Road" and the "Hill Road".

2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King:

In an unexplained deviation from the book, Sam and Rosie still live at Number 3. Prior to that, Rosie had been living at Number 10[source?]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Scouring of the Shire"
  3. 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