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Chetwood

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Chetwood
Physical Description
TypeForest
LocationCentral Eriador, just north of Bree
RealmsArnor
Arthedain
Reunited Kingdom
InhabitantsMen
General Information
ReferencesThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Chetwood was the broad woodland that lay to the north and east of the Bree-hill. The village of Archet was built among the trees near its edge.[1]

Etymology

The element chet (also found in Archet) , meaning "wood", is said to be of Celtic origin.[2]

There is a Cheetwood in Lancashire and a Chetwode in Buckinghamshire, although it is unknown if Tolkien was inspired by these.[source?]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "At the Sign of the Prancing Pony"
  2. 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