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Tookbank was a small village in the Tookland, in the Westfarthing of the Shire, not far west of the larger township of Tuckborough.[1]

[edit] Etymology

David Salo suggests that the name represents a possible Old Hobbitish form Tucbanca meaning "slope of the Tooks" (cf. river bank).[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 24 February 2020)