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'''Westmarch of the Shire''' was the land between the [[Far Downs]] and the [[Tower Hills]], granted to the [[Shire-hobbits]] by King [[Aragorn|Aragorn II Elessar]] in [[Fourth Age 32]]. Its most important place was perhaps the [[Undertowers]].
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The '''Westmarch''' of [[the Shire]] was land that lay between the [[Far Downs]] and the [[Tower Hills]] in [[Eriador]], west of and originally outside of the Shire.  The only known town in this new district was [[Undertowers]].<ref name="Later">{{App|Later}}</ref>
  
Since [[Fourth Age 35]], the [[Warden of Westmarch]] was the highest office of the region; the Warden kept the [[Red Book of Westmarch]] heirloom.
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==History==
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In {{SR|1452}}, the Westmarch was given to the [[Shire-hobbits]] as a gift from [[Aragorn|King Elessar]].<ref name="Later"/>
  
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At the request of Mayor [[Samwise Gamgee|Samwise]], [[Thain]] [[Peregrin Took|Peregrin I]] made [[Fastred of Greenholm]] the first [[Warden of Westmarch]] in {{SR|1455}}.<ref name="Later"/>
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The Warden kept the [[Red Book of Westmarch]] as an heirloom of the [[Fairbairn Family]].  It was long preserved at Undertowers and was the most important source for the history of the [[War of the Ring]].<ref>{{FR|Records}}</ref>
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Revision as of 13:03, 3 July 2012

The name Westmarch refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Westmarch (disambiguation).
Westmarch
GovernmentHereditary clanship
Head of StateWarden of Westmarch
Societal information
LanguageHobbitish
LocationCentral Eriador, between the Far Downs and the Tower Hills
PopulaceHobbits
Historical information
Formed fromFormally incorporated as a sub-region of the Shire by King Elessar in Fo.A. 32 (S.R. 1452)

The Westmarch of the Shire was land that lay between the Far Downs and the Tower Hills in Eriador, west of and originally outside of the Shire. The only known town in this new district was Undertowers.[1]

History

In S.R. 1452, the Westmarch was given to the Shire-hobbits as a gift from King Elessar.[1]

At the request of Mayor Samwise, Thain Peregrin I made Fastred of Greenholm the first Warden of Westmarch in S.R. 1455.[1]

The Warden kept the Red Book of Westmarch as an heirloom of the Fairbairn Family. It was long preserved at Undertowers and was the most important source for the history of the War of the Ring.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "Later Events Concerning the Members of the Fellowship of the Ring"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Note on the Shire Records"