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General Information
Other namesStockbrook
LocationEastfarthing, 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.[1]

On 25 September T.A. 3018, Frodo, Pippin, and Sam crossed the Stock-brook on their journey to Farmer Maggot's house.[2]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

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".[3]