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Westmarch

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Westmarch
General information
LocationCentral Eriador, between the Far Downs and the Tower Hills
People
LanguageHobbitish

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 Fo.A. 32 the Westmarch was gifted to the Shire-hobbits by King Aragorn II Elessar.[1]

At the request of Mayor Samwise, Thain Peregrin I made Fastred of Greenholm the first Warden of Westmarch in Fo.A. 35.[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"