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'''The Stock-brook''' was a brook of [[the Shire]]'s [[Eastfarthing]], and a minor tributary of the River [[Brandywine]]. It rose in the forested hills above [[Woody End]], and from there flowed northeastwards out into the fields of the [[Marish]]. It passed through the southern end of the village of [[Stock]], from which it took its name, before emptying into the Brandywine a few miles north of [[Bucklebury Ferry]].<ref>{{FR|Part}}</ref>
 
'''The Stock-brook''' was a brook of [[the Shire]]'s [[Eastfarthing]], and a minor tributary of the River [[Brandywine]]. It rose in the forested hills above [[Woody End]], and from there flowed northeastwards out into the fields of the [[Marish]]. It passed through the southern end of the village of [[Stock]], from which it took its name, before emptying into the Brandywine a few miles north of [[Bucklebury Ferry]].<ref>{{FR|Part}}</ref>
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On [[25 September]] {{TA|3018}}, [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]], [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]], and [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]] crossed the Stock-brook on their journey to [[Farmer Maggot|Farmer Maggot's]] house.<ref>{{FR|I4}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
[[David Salo]] suggested the name represents a possible "[[Old English|Old Hobbitish]]" ''Se Stocbroc''.
 
[[David Salo]] suggested the name represents a possible "[[Old English|Old Hobbitish]]" ''Se Stocbroc''.

Revision as of 06:57, 11 February 2015

Stock-brook
Stream
General Information
LocationThe Eastfarthing, bordering The Marish
TypeStream
DescriptionNortheast flowing brook
RegionsThe Shire

The Stock-brook was a brook of the Shire's Eastfarthing, and a minor tributary of the River Brandywine. It rose in the forested hills above Woody End, and from there flowed northeastwards out into the fields of the Marish. It passed through the southern end of the village of Stock, from which it took its name, before emptying into the Brandywine a few miles north of Bucklebury Ferry.[1]

On 25 September T.A. 3018, Frodo, Pippin, and Sam crossed the Stock-brook on their journey to Farmer Maggot's house.[2]

Etymology

David Salo suggested the name represents a possible "Old Hobbitish" Se Stocbroc.

As it gets its name from the village of Stock, its meaning is "the brook running through Stock".[3]

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 17 January 2020)