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Undertowers

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The Undertowers was a dwelling of Hobbits in the Westmarch during the Fourth Age. It was located near the White Towers.

It was at Undertowers that Sam's daughter Elanor Gardner settled with Fastred of Greenholm to found the Fairbairn Family, the hereditary Wardens of Westmarch. In time, the Fairbairns would become as influential as the Tooks and Brandybucks in the history of the Shire, and it was at Undertowers that they preserved the Red Book of Westmarch, whose contents formed the ultimate basis for the account of The Lord of the Rings.