Little Delving

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Little Delving
Little Delving in The Lord of the Rings Online
General Information
LocationWestfarthing, the Shire
People and History
GalleryImages of Little Delving

Little Delving was a village of the Shire. It is situated to the north-east of the Westfarthing, perhaps north to its bigger counterpart, Michel Delving.[1]


The name represents a possible Old Hobbitish form Lytel Delfing. It means "small digging".[2]

Portrayal in adaptations

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Little Delving is a small village north-west of Michel Delving. Hobbit characters start their journey there after finishing the introductory instance, but afterwards very few errands ever lead the players back to Little Delving.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map; a road leading off to the north-west is marked "To Little Delving".
  2. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 9 October 2014)