Long Cleeve

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Long Cleeve
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LocationNorthfarthing, the Shire

Long Cleeve was a town in the Shire.


Long Cleeve was the home of the North-tooks, a distant branch of the Took Family who were descended from Bandobras the Bullroarer. It was the home of Diamond, who married Peregrin Took eight years after his return from the War of the Ring.[1]


The name "Cleeve" comes from the Old English word clif, which means "cliff" or "hill".[2]:p. lvii

This, and the name "North-Took" implies that it lay in Northfarthing,[3] much of which was rocky in nature (though none of this is stated specifically by Tolkien himself).

Other versions of the legendarium[edit]

Long Cleeve appears in the A Part of the Shire map drawn by Christopher Tolkien in 1943, along with many other names, that didn't make it to the published version of the map.[2]:p. lvi

Portrayal in adaptations[edit]

Pippin meets his future wife.

2022: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Long Cleeve is one of the four settlements of "the Yondershire", in the Shire's wilder north-western reaches. Located near the North Moors and the southern Hills of Evendim, it is the seat of a local leader known as the "Reeve of the Yondershire".[4]