Woodhall

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Woodhall
Village
Matěj Čadil - Woodhall.jpg
"Woodhall" by Matěj Čadil
General Information
LocationEastfarthing, the Shire
TypeVillage
InhabitantsHobbits

Woodhall was a village in the Eastfarthing of the Shire within the woods of Woody End.[1] Frodo, Sam, and Pippin met Gildor Inglorion and his people on the road near the Woody End above Woodhall,[2] and the three passed close by the village on the last stages of their journey to Bucklebury Ferry.[3]

Etymology[edit]

According to David Salo the name means "hall in a wood", representing a possible Old Hobbitish Wuduheall.[4] The latter element (see: haugh) means "recess, a piece of land half-enclosed by slopes or wood" is also seen in "Deephallow".

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