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The '''White Downs''' were range of chalk downs in the [[Westfarthing]] of [[the Shire]].  [[Michel Delving]], the chief town of the Shire, was located there.<ref>{{FR|Part}}</ref>  Every seven years the [[Free Fair]] was held on the White Downs at [[Lithe]], during which the [[Mayor of Michel Delving]] was elected.<ref>{{FR|Ordering}}</ref>
  
A range of chalk downs in the western regions of [[the Shire]]; [[Michel Delving]], the chief town of the Shire, was built (and burrowed) there.
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Revision as of 06:17, 22 June 2011

White Downs
Hills
General Information
LocationCentral Eriador, east of the Tower Hills
TypeHills
DescriptionA range of chalk hills
RegionsThe Shire
People and History
InhabitantsHobbits
EventsFree Fair every seven years

The White Downs were range of chalk downs in the Westfarthing of the Shire. Michel Delving, the chief town of the Shire, was located there.[1] Every seven years the Free Fair was held on the White Downs at Lithe, during which the Mayor of Michel Delving was elected.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Of the Ordering of the Shire"