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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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[[Fastred of Greenholm]] and [[Elanor Gardner]] moved to [[Undertowers]].
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At the request of Mayor [[Samwise Gamgee|Samwise]], [[Thain]] [[Peregrin Took|Peregrin I]] made Fastred 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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Latest revision as of 16:48, 28 June 2015

The name Westmarch refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Westmarch (disambiguation).
Westmarch
General information
LocationWestern Eriador, between the Far Downs and the Tower Hills
CapitalUndertowers
People
PopulationHobbits
LanguageHobbitish
GovernanceWarden of Westmarch
History
Gifted to the ShireFo.A. 31

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]

[edit] History

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

Fastred of Greenholm and Elanor Gardner moved to Undertowers. At the request of Mayor Samwise, Thain Peregrin I made Fastred 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"