From Tolkien Gateway
|Location||Eastfarthing, bordering the Marish|
The Stock-brook or Stockbrook was a brook of the Shire's Eastfarthing, and a minor tributary of the River Brandywine. It rose in the forested hills above Woody End, and from there flowed north-eastwards out into the fields of the Marish. It passed through the southern end of the village of Stock, from which it took its name, before emptying into the Brandywine a few miles north of Bucklebury Ferry.
On 25 September T.A. 3018, Frodo, Pippin, and Sam crossed the Stock-brook on their journey to Farmer Maggot's house.
David Salo suggested the name represents a possible "Old Hobbitish" Se Stocbroc.
As it gets its name from the village of Stock, its meaning is "the brook running through Stock".
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Short Cut to Mushrooms"
- ↑ David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 14 April 2014)