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Hill Road

The Hill Road was a road in Hobbiton of the Shire which led to Overhill, over the Hill and Bag End.

On the evening of 23 September T.A. 3018[1] Frodo Baggins walked to the end of the path, past a gate, and partly down Hill Road in anxious expectation of Gandalf's arrival; just around the corner was Bagshot Row and the smial of the Gamgee Family. While there Frodo heard the old Gaffer talking to some stranger with an unpleasant voice.[2]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game):

Robin Smallburrow lives at 9, Hill Road, though all the other houses and holes in the street are said to be on Bagshot Row.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Three is Company"