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Hobbiton Hill

The Hill - Hobbiton across the Water by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Hobbiton Hill, usually called simply The Hill, stood to the north of the town of Hobbiton.[1] Bag End was tunneled into this hill by Bungo Baggins.[2]

The earth removed in excavating Bag End was shot over the edge of the sudden fall in the hillside onto the ground forming the Bagshot Row; it became the gardens and earthwalls of the other dwellings.[3]

A path outside Bag End led to a gate and towards the Hill Road. The garden-path led to the bottom of the western side of the Hill where was a hedge; beyond it is a meadow, and a gate opening into a narrow lane.[4]

After Bilbo Baggins returned from the Quest for Erebor, the younger hobbits believed that the Hill was full of secret tunnels filled with his legendary treasure, to explain his wealth.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "An Unexpected Party"
  3. 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. 765
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Three is Company"