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Nobottle was a town in the Westfarthing of the Shire.


Bottle in an element in English place-names meaning "large dwelling".[1]

Nobottle is an actual place-name in Northamptonshire, England (erroneously listed as being in Northumberland).[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 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. 771