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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)