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Stock-brook

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Stock-brook
Physical Description
TypeStream
LocationThe Eastfarthing, bordering The Marish
RealmsThe Shire
DescriptionNortheast flowing brook

The Stock-brook was a brook of the Shire's Eastfarthing, and a minor tributary of the River Brandywine. It rose in the forested hills above Woody End, and from there flowed northeastwards out into the fields of the Marish. It passed through the southern end of the village of Stock, from which it took its name, before emptying into the Brandywine a few miles north of Bucklebury Ferry.[1]

[edit] Etymology

David Salo suggested the name represents a possible "Old Hobbitish" Se Stocbroc.

As it gets its name from the village of Stock, its meaning is "the brook running through Stock".[2]

[edit] References

  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 25 October 2014)