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Place of the Well

Map of Gondolin showing the Place of the Well
The Place of the Well, also known as the Square of the Folkwell, was a large square in Gondolin just north of the Square of the King. The square had many oak and poplar trees, and also a great well of vast depth with very pure water. However, in the fall of Gondolin the well became polluted with the carcases of Orcs.[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "III. The Fall of Gondolin", p. 182