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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]

[edit] Etymology

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".

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Three is Company"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Short Cut to Mushrooms"
  4. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 28 April 2013)