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Woody End

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Ted Nasmith - Elves in the Woody End

Woody End was an upland wooded region of the Eastfarthing of the Shire, lying between the Green Hill Country on the west and the Marish on the east. Its woods were the sources of the Stock-brook and the Thistle Brook. One the northern eaves of the region was Woodhall.[1]


According to David Salo the name means "place at one end of a wood", representing a possible Old Hobbitish Wudig Ende.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 20 January 2018)