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Nobottle

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Nobottle was a town in the Westfarthing of the Shire, west of Needlehole.[1]

Etymology

Bottle in an element in English place-names meaning "large dwelling".[2]

Nobottle is an actual place-name in Northamptonshire, England (erroneously listed as being in Northumberland).[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. 2.0 2.1 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