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'''Newbury''' was a large village in northern [[Buckland]], situated a few miles north of [[Crickhollow]].
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'''Newbury''' was a town in the north-eastern [[Buckland]], to the north of [[Crickhollow]] and next to [[The Hedge]].<ref name="Shiremap">{{HM|FR}}, "A Part of the Shire" map</ref>
  
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==Etymology==
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''Bury'', from the [[Old English]] ''burh'', means "fortified enclosure".<ref name="Nottingham">Nottingham University's Institute for Name-Studies, [http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~aezins//kepn/detailpop.php?placeno=12884 Bury] (accessed 8 June 2010)</ref> This, combined with Newbury's proximity to The Hedge, perhaps suggests that Newbury was built as a more recent guard against intruders from the [[Old Forest]].
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==See Also==
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*[[wikipedia:Newbury|Newbury]], a town in Berkshire, England.
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Revision as of 13:59, 8 June 2010

Newbury was a town in the north-eastern Buckland, to the north of Crickhollow and next to The Hedge.[1]

Etymology

Bury, from the Old English burh, means "fortified enclosure".[2] This, combined with Newbury's proximity to The Hedge, perhaps suggests that Newbury was built as a more recent guard against intruders from the Old Forest.

See Also

  • Newbury, a town in Berkshire, England.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. Nottingham University's Institute for Name-Studies, Bury (accessed 8 June 2010)