Little Delving was a village of the Shire. It is situated to the north-east of the Westfarthing, perhaps north to its bigger counterpart, Michel Delving.
The name represents a possible Old Hobbitish form Lytel Delfing. It means "small digging".
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map; a road leading off to the north-west is marked "To Little Delving".
- ↑ David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 9 October 2014)