Hobbiton Hill

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The Hill - Hobbiton across the Water by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Hobbiton Hill,[1] usually called simply The Hill,[2] or the hill of Hobbiton[3] stood to the north of the town of Hobbiton.[4] Bag End was tunneled into this hill by Bungo Baggins.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

After Bilbo Baggins returned from the Quest for Erebor, the younger hobbits believed that the Hill was full of secret tunnels filled with his legendary treasure, to explain his wealth.[5]

Other versions of the legendarium

The name Hill of Hobbiton is used in a rewrite of the first chapter of The Hobbit, which was never incorporated in a published version of The Hobbit.[8]