|Description||A small village by the Bywater Pool|
|Events||The Battle of Bywater|
The village was by the Bywater Pool with most of its holes and houses on the south bank by the road, the northernmost of which was The Green Dragon. On the north bank of the Pool there was a row of Smials with water-side gardens. From the middle of the village, South Lane led to Cotton’s farm. South from the East Road ran the road north to Hobbiton, lined by an avenue of trees. The village had its own post office.
In T.A. 3018, the Shire was taken over by Saruman and his Ruffians. A year later many houses in Bywater stood empty and some had even been burnt. At the return of Frodo and his companions, Bywater became the centre of the rebellion which ultimately ended with the Battle of Bywater and the liberation of the Shire.
Portrayal in Adaptations
- The villages of Hobbiton and Bywater was merged in the film so that The Green Dragon was put on the other side of the water from Bag End facing Sandyman's Mill.
- Bywater is the second town encountered by the player. The Cottons, Sackville-Bagginses and Angelica Baggins live there. It is home to both the Green Dragon and the Ivy Bush.
|Village of Bywater|
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