Deephallow

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Deephallow
Village
General Information
LocationThe Shire
TypeVillage
InhabitantsHobbits

Deephallow was a village on the Shire's eastern border, built on the banks of the River Brandywine, just north to the point where Shirebourn flowed into the river. Immediately across Brandywine was Haysend, the southernmost point of Buckland.[1]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

J.R.R. Tolkien noted that "is not clear in etymology (not meant to be - not all names are!)".[2]

David Salo suggested that the name represents a speculative Old Hobbitish form *Deophealh "deep haugh". A haugh meant first "angle, corner, secluded place" and later "land by a river", consistent to the location of the village near the wedge formed by Brandywine and Shirebourn.[3] The same element is also seen in "Woodhall".

Other versions of the Legendarium[edit | edit source]

Although Deephallow is never mentioned in the text, there was a mention of it in a draft of A Short Cut to Mushrooms, as the place where the Causeway leads.[4]

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