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'''Whitwell''' was a village or town near [[Tuckborough]] in the [[Shire]]'s [[Tookland]] region, at the western end of the [[Green Hills]]. [[Thain]] [[Paladin Took II]], [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]]'s father, was known to farm the land around Whitwell, though it is not known whether he maintained a home there, or dwelt in the ancestral residence of the [[Took Family|Tooks]] at [[Great Smials]].
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'''Whitwell''' was a settlement in [[the Shire]].
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==History==
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Whitwell was located on the [[Green Hill Country|Green Hills]], not far from [[Tuckborough]]. [[Thain]] [[Paladin Took II]], had a farm there.<ref>{{RK|MT}}</ref>
  
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==Etymology==
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''Whit'' is a shortening of "[[wikipedia:white|white]]", referring to the colour of the soil (presumably pertaining to [[wikipedia:chalk|chalk]] in the soil of the Green Hills).<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 779 (entry ''Whitfurrows'')</ref>
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==Inspiration==
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[[Wikipedia:Whitwell|Whitwell]] is a real-life English place-name.<ref name="Nomen"/>
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Revision as of 17:49, 13 June 2012

Whitwell was a settlement in the Shire.

History

Whitwell was located on the Green Hills, not far from Tuckborough. Thain Paladin Took II, had a farm there.[1]

Etymology

Whit is a shortening of "white", referring to the colour of the soil (presumably pertaining to chalk in the soil of the Green Hills).[2]

Inspiration

Whitwell is a real-life English place-name.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Minas Tirith"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 779 (entry Whitfurrows)