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[[Image:Matěj Čadil - Longbottom.jpg|thumb|[[Matěj Čadil]] - ''Longbottom'']]
 
[[Image:Matěj Čadil - Longbottom.jpg|thumb|[[Matěj Čadil]] - ''Longbottom'']]
'''Longbottom''' was a village or town in the [[Southfarthing]] of [[the Shire]].<ref>{{FR|Part}}</ref> It was the home of some of the [[Hornblower Family|Hornblowers]]. The village and its surroundings were sheltered from the elements, probably by the valley's sides.
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'''Longbottom''' was a village or town in the [[Southfarthing]] of [[the Shire]]. It was the home of some [[Hornblower Family|Hornblowers]]. The village and its surroundings were sheltered from the elements, probably by the valley's sides.
 
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In {{TA|2670}} (1070 by the [[Shire-reckoning]]), a certain [[Tobold Hornblower]] introduced a new herb there.<ref>{{FR|Pipeweed}}</ref> The valley's sheltered aspect, and the relatively warm climate of the Southfarthing, made the region around Longbottom ideal for growing this new plant, [[pipe-weed]], which rapidly became the centre of a thriving industry. [[Longbottom Leaf]] remained one of the most famous varieties of the weed.
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In {{TA|2670}} (1070 by the [[Shire-reckoning]]), a certain [[Tobold Hornblower]] introduced a new herb there. The valley's sheltered aspect, and the relatively warm climate of the Southfarthing, made the region around Longbottom ideal for growing this new plant, [[pipe-weed]], which rapidly became the centre of a thriving industry. [[Longbottom Leaf]] remained one of the most famous varieties of the weed.
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
The element bottom is frequent in English place-names (and their surnames like [[wikipedia:Ramsbottom|Ramsbottom]]); it means "valley", especially its head or inner end.<ref>{{HM|N}}, p. 773</ref>
 
The element bottom is frequent in English place-names (and their surnames like [[wikipedia:Ramsbottom|Ramsbottom]]); it means "valley", especially its head or inner end.<ref>{{HM|N}}, p. 773</ref>

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