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The '''Watch''' was the law enforcing power of [[the Shire]]; it comprised mainly of the [[Shirriffs]] and the [[Bounders]].
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The '''Watch''' was responsible for maintaining the peace in [[the Shire]]. It consisted of the [[Shirriffs]], a police force of twelve hobbits responsible for 'Internal Work', and the [[Bounders]], a larger body that guarded the borders of the Shire. The head of the Watch was the [[First Shirriff]], a post attached to that of the [[Mayor of Michel Delving]].<ref>{{FR|Ordering}}</ref>
  
The Watch was charged by the [[Mayor of Michel Delving]], the "First Shirriff".
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==See also==
 
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* [[Hobbitry-in-arms]]
[[category:Shire]]
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{{References}}
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[[Category:Organisations in the Shire]]

Revision as of 05:27, 11 June 2011

The Watch was responsible for maintaining the peace in the Shire. It consisted of the Shirriffs, a police force of twelve hobbits responsible for 'Internal Work', and the Bounders, a larger body that guarded the borders of the Shire. The head of the Watch was the First Shirriff, a post attached to that of the Mayor of Michel Delving.[1]

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Of the Ordering of the Shire"