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Rushey was a small village of the Marish, in the Eastfarthing of the Shire, spelt 'Rushy' on the map accompanying The Lord of the Rings.


The name means 'Rush-isle'. -ey or -y in English place-names has the sense 'small island', as seen in Girdley.

It was called so as a 'hard' among the fens of the Marish.[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