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The '''Three-Farthing Stone''' was a stone by the side of the [[East Road]] that marked the point where the borders of the [[Eastfarthing]], [[Westfarthing]] and [[Southfarthing]] of the Shire came together. It was also said to mark a point near the centre of the [[Shire]] itself. The stone stood about five miles southeast from Bywater, and exactly fourteen miles west from [[Frogmorton]].
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The '''Three-Farthing Stone''' was a stone by the side of the [[East Road]] that marked the point where the borders of the [[Eastfarthing]], [[Westfarthing]] and [[Southfarthing]] of the Shire came together.<ref name="Part">{{FR|Part}}</ref> It was also said to mark a point near the centre of [[the Shire]] itself.<ref>{{RK|VI9}}</ref> The stone stood about five miles southeast from Bywater, and exactly fourteen miles west from [[Frogmorton]].
  
The fourth farthing, the [[Northfarthing]], did not meet the others at the Three-Farthing Stone. Instead, its borders met those of the Westfarthing and Eastfarthing about ten miles north of the Stone, though there is no record of a second three-farthing stone to mark this spot.
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The fourth farthing, the [[Northfarthing]], did not meet the others at the Three-Farthing Stone.<ref name="Part"/> Instead, its borders met those of the Westfarthing and Eastfarthing about ten miles north of the Stone, though there is no record of a second three-farthing stone to mark this spot.
  
 
==Inspirations==
 
==Inspirations==
* [[Four Shire Stone]]
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Tolkien maybe got this idea from the [[Four Shire Stone]]
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Latest revision as of 18:38, 13 June 2012

Three-Farthing Stone
Physical Description
TypeStone Marker
LocationMeeting of the borders of the East, West, and Southfarthings
RealmsThe Shire
DescriptionA large stone

The Three-Farthing Stone was a stone by the side of the East Road that marked the point where the borders of the Eastfarthing, Westfarthing and Southfarthing of the Shire came together.[1] It was also said to mark a point near the centre of the Shire itself.[2] The stone stood about five miles southeast from Bywater, and exactly fourteen miles west from Frogmorton.

The fourth farthing, the Northfarthing, did not meet the others at the Three-Farthing Stone.[1] Instead, its borders met those of the Westfarthing and Eastfarthing about ten miles north of the Stone, though there is no record of a second three-farthing stone to mark this spot.

[edit] Inspirations

Tolkien maybe got this idea from the Four Shire Stone

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 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 Return of the King, "The Grey Havens"