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.
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.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "An Unexpected Party"
- 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
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Three is Company"