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Woodhall

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Woodhall was a village in the Eastfarthing of the Shire within the woods of Woody End.[1] Frodo, Sam and Pippin met Gildor Inglorion and his people on the road near the Woody End above Woodhall,[2] and the three passed close by the village on the last stages of their journey to Bucklebury Ferry.[3]

Etymology

According to David Salo the name means "hall in a wood", representing a possible Old Hobbitish Wuduheall.[4]

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, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Three is Company"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Short Cut to Mushrooms"
  4. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 29 July 2014)