Oatbarton

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Oatbarton
Town/Village
General Information
LocationNorthfarthing, the Shire
TypeTown/Village
InhabitantsHobbits

Oatbarton was a town or village in the Northfarthing of the Shire. The Northway led from Oatbarton to the East Road.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The element -barton, common in English place-names (Old English: beretun "barley-town") means "outlying grange, demesne farm",[2] therefore the place was related to a large oat-farm.

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