From Tolkien Gateway
Fen Hollen or the Steward's Door was on the sixth level of Minas Tirith, in its rearward wall to the west. It led to Rath Dínen (the Silent Street) and the Hallows where the tombs of the Stewards and Kings of Gondor lay.
Guarded by a porter, the door was also called the Closed Door as it opened only for funerals, or to those who tended the tombs and had the token.
Around the time of the Siege of Gondor, Beregond killed the porter in order to save wounded Faramir and took his key. After he locked the Door again, Gandalf gave the key to the injured Faramir.
Fen Hollen is Sindarin for "Closed Door" or "Shut Door", and consists of fen ("door") + hollen ("closed", "shut").
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Siege of Gondor", pp. 826-827
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Pyre of Denethor", p. 851
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 550
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 45, 98