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The solid stone wall, some twenty feet in height, that defended the refuges of the [[Rohirrim]] at [[Helm's Deep]]. It lay beneath the castle of the [[Hornburg]], to which it was connected by a flight of steps. In the [[Battle of the Hornburg]], it was breached for the only time in its history by a besieging army of Orcs and [[Dunlendings]], but they were soon driven back and defeated.
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The '''Deeping Wall''' was the solid stone wall, some twenty feet in height and thick enough that four men could walk abreast along the top, that defended the refuges of the [[Rohirrim]] at [[Helm's Deep]]. It lay beneath the castle of the [[Hornburg]], to which it was connected by a flight of steps.<ref name="Helm">{{TT|III7}}</ref> In the [[Battle of the Hornburg]] (on [[3 March]], {{TA|3019}}<ref>{{App|Great}}</ref>) it was breached for the only time in its history by a besieging army of [[Orcs]] and [[Dunlendings]], but they were soon driven back and defeated.<ref name="Helm"/>
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Latest revision as of 04:23, 30 January 2012

The Deeping Wall was the solid stone wall, some twenty feet in height and thick enough that four men could walk abreast along the top, that defended the refuges of the Rohirrim at Helm's Deep. It lay beneath the castle of the Hornburg, to which it was connected by a flight of steps.[1] In the Battle of the Hornburg (on 3 March, T.A. 3019[2]) it was breached for the only time in its history by a besieging army of Orcs and Dunlendings, but they were soon driven back and defeated.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Helm's Deep"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"