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'''Stock''' was a town in the north of the [[Marish]], lying on the [[Stock-brook]] stream near to the banks of the River [[Brandywine]] and south of the [[Brandywine Bridge]] in the [[Eastfarthing]] of [[the Shire]]. The [[Causeway]] traversed Stock, connecting it with the [[East Road]] to the north and with [[Rushey]] to the south; also, a road connected Stock with [[the Yale]] and [Tuckborough]] far to the west.<ref>{{FR|Part}}</ref> ''[[The Golden Perch]]'' in Stock was said to have the finest beer in the [[Eastfarthing]].
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'''Stock''' was a town in the north of the [[Marish]], lying on the [[Stock-brook]] stream near to the banks of the River [[Brandywine]] and south of the [[Brandywine Bridge]] in the [[Eastfarthing]] of [[the Shire]]. Stock was the meeting point of the [[Causeway]], which traversed the town, and a road that led to [[Tuckborough]] to the west.<ref>{{FR|Part}}</ref> ''[[The Golden Perch]]'' in Stock was said to have the finest beer in the [[Eastfarthing]].
  
 
During [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo's]] journey to [[Buckland]], Frodo announced that he wished to straight across country to the [[Bucklebury Ferry]].  [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]] objected to the short cut, and mentioned the ''Golden Perch''.  The hobbits avoided Stock in order to keep Pippin away from there and prevent their journey from being delayed.<ref>{{FR|I4}}</ref>
 
During [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo's]] journey to [[Buckland]], Frodo announced that he wished to straight across country to the [[Bucklebury Ferry]].  [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]] objected to the short cut, and mentioned the ''Golden Perch''.  The hobbits avoided Stock in order to keep Pippin away from there and prevent their journey from being delayed.<ref>{{FR|I4}}</ref>

Latest revision as of 21:19, 20 September 2018

Stock was a town in the north of the Marish, lying on the Stock-brook stream near to the banks of the River Brandywine and south of the Brandywine Bridge in the Eastfarthing of the Shire. Stock was the meeting point of the Causeway, which traversed the town, and a road that led to Tuckborough to the west.[1] The Golden Perch in Stock was said to have the finest beer in the Eastfarthing.

During Frodo's journey to Buckland, Frodo announced that he wished to straight across country to the Bucklebury Ferry. Pippin objected to the short cut, and mentioned the Golden Perch. The hobbits avoided Stock in order to keep Pippin away from there and prevent their journey from being delayed.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The name possibly represents a modernization of Old English Stoc "place, outlying farm or hamlet".[3]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game):

In the Game Boy Advance version of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game), it is possible to visit both Stock and the Golden Perch.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Short Cut to Mushrooms"
  3. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 14 December 2018)