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37 Duchess Road

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37 Duchess Road in Edgbaston, was the home of J.R.R. Tolkien and his brother Hilary from 1908 to 1909. They were let a room by a Mrs. Faulkner. Duchess Road is behind the Birmingham Oratory. It was at this time that Tolkien first met Edith Bratt.[1]

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  1. Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 13