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Newbury

From Tolkien Gateway
Town
Newbury
General Information
LocationBuckland
TypeTown
People and History
InhabitantsHobbits

Newbury was a town in the north-eastern Buckland, to the north of Crickhollow and next to the High Hay.[1]

Etymology

Bury, from the Old English burh, means "fortified enclosure".[2] This, combined with Newbury's proximity to the High Hay, perhaps suggests that Newbury was built as a more recent guard against intruders from the Old Forest.

Inspiration

There is a town named Newbury in Berkshire, England.[3]

References