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[[File:Bag_End.jpg|thumb|232px|A floor plan of Bag End]]{{Quote|In a hole in the ground there lived a [[Hobbit]]. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a Hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.|''[[The Hobbit]]'', Chapter 1, "[[An Unexpected Party]]"}}
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[[File:Bag_End.jpg|thumb|232px|A floor plan of Bag End]]{{Quote|In a hole in the ground there lived a [[Hobbit]]. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a Hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.|''[[The Hobbit]]'', "[[An Unexpected Party]]"}}
   
'''Bag End''' was a [[smial]] (i.e. [[Hobbit-hole]]) in [[Hobbiton]], at the end of [[Bagshot Row]] and was the home of [[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo]], Frodo, and then Samwise (and persumably Samwise's son Frodo Gardner). 
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'''Bag End''' was a [[smial]] ([[Hobbit-hole]]) at the end of [[Bagshot Row]] in [[Hobbiton]]. It was the home of [[Bilbo Baggins]], afterwards of [[Frodo Baggins]], and then of [[Samwise Gamgee]] and his wife [[Rosie Cotton]].
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
Bilbo Baggins inherited the home from his parents, [[Bungo Baggins|Bungo]] and [[Belladonna (Took) Baggins]]. It was Bungo who built the smial for Belladonna in [[TA 2889]]. The hobbit hole is noted to have a green door with a round brass knob, all but countless rooms with round windows, and a garden. Although hobbits are known to be of small stature, larger visitors are often seen, indicating that the ceilings are certainly taller than expected. The grounds and home were kept by the Gamgee family, most notably Hamfast ("The Gaffer") and later his son, [[Sam Gamgee|Samwise]]. The beautiful hole is a point of contention 
 
 
 
[[File:Vlcsnap-2013-05-19-19h49m07s0.png|thumb|300px|Bag End]]
 
[[File:Vlcsnap-2013-05-19-19h49m07s0.png|thumb|300px|Bag End]]
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Bilbo Baggins inherited the home from his parents, [[Bungo Baggins|Bungo]] and [[Belladonna (Took) Baggins]]. It was Bungo who built the smial for Belladonna in [[TA 2889]]. The hobbit hole is noted to have a green door with a round brass knob, all but countless rooms with round windows, and a garden. Although hobbits are known to be of small stature, larger visitors are often seen, indicating that the ceilings are certainly taller than expected. The grounds and home were kept by the Gamgee family, most notably Hamfast ("The Gaffer") and later his son, [[Sam Gamgee|Samwise]].
between Bilbo and his relatives, the [[Sackville-Baggins]]es, who very much desire to own it.
 
 
Here, Bilbo lived a quiet existence until the wizard 
 
 
[[Gandalf]] appeared with 13 [[dwarves]] at the beginning of ''The Hobbit''. Upon his return, he discovered the contents of the smial being auctioned off, due to his suspected death. The Sackville-Bagginses are disappointed at his return and their loss of Bag End.
 
 
 
[[File:Fotr0103.jpg|thumb|right|Inside Bag End]]
 
[[File:Fotr0103.jpg|thumb|right|Inside Bag End]]
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The beautiful hole was a point of contention between Bilbo and his relatives the [[Sackville-Baggins]]es, who very much desired to own it. Here, Bilbo lived a quiet existence until the wizard [[Gandalf]] appeared with 13 [[dwarves]] at the beginning of ''The Hobbit'' and Bilbo went off on his [[Quest of Erebor|adventure]]. Upon his return he discovered the contents of the smial being auctioned off, since he had gone missing and was assumed to have died. The Sackville-Bagginses were disappointed at his return and their loss of Bag End.
 
[[File:Shire dg7.jpg|thumb|250px|Bag End's green front door]]
 
[[File:Shire dg7.jpg|thumb|250px|Bag End's green front door]]
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By the beginning of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', Bilbo adopted his cousin (and nephew) [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] as his heir. Frodo became the Master of Bag End on their mutual birthday, when Frodo turned 33 and Bilbo turned 111 years old. Bilbo left to live with the elves at [[Rivendell]]. Frodo remained content at Bag End until Gandalf returned and confirmed that Bilbo's ring was actually the [[One Ring]]. Preparations for departure ensued, with Frodo selling Bag End to the Sackville-Bagginses and moving to [[Crickhollow]] before departing on the [[Quest of the Ring]].
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[[File:Gates_of_Bag_End.png|thumb|left|The gate of Bag End ]]
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Upon their return, during the [[Scouring of the Shire]], Frodo and company discovered that [[Lotho Sackville-Baggins]] had made Bag End his power base as he became Chief of [[the Shire]]. He succeeded only too well and lost control of the entire enterprise; after [[Saruman]] arrived, [[Gríma Wormtongue]] killed Lotho in his sleep. [[Frodo]] and his companions would later see [[Saruman]] killed on his front porch, thus ending the [[Battle of Bywater]].
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[[File:Imgres.jpeg|thumb|right|Inside Bag End, in the films]]
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Frodo then resumed living in Bag End and was joined by [[Sam Gamgee|Sam]], upon his marriage to [[Rosie Cotton|Rosie]]. However, with wounds too deep to heal, in [[TA 3021]] Frodo named Sam his heir and left to cross the sea into the Uttermost [[West]]. Bag End remained in the Gamgee family (later known as the Gardners) for at least three generations afterward.
   
By the beginning of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', Bilbo adopts his cousin (and nephew) [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] as his heir.  Frodo becomes the [[File:Gates_of_Bag_End.png|thumb|left|The gate of Bag End ]]Master of Bag End on their mutual birthday, at the age of 33, while Bilbo, now 111 years old, leaves to live with the elves at [[Rivendell]]. Frodo remains content at Bag End until Gandalf returns and confirms that Bilbo's ring is actually the [[One Ring]]. Preparations for departure ensue, with Frodo selling Bag End to the Sackville-Bagginses and moving to [[Crickhollow]], before beginning the quest to destroy the ring.
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The name ''Bag End'' name came from the real-life farmhouse in the tiny [[wikipedia:Worcestershire|Worcestershire]] village of [[wikipedia:Dormston|Dormston]], in which Tolkien's aunt lived. It can also be seen as a pun on "cul-de-sac" (literally, "bottom of the bag"). In the books, it is supposedly a translation of the [[Westron]] ''Labin-nec,'' which has much the same meaning, and bears the same relationship to the Westron form of Baggins: ''Labingi''.<ref>''[[The Hobbit]]''</ref><ref>''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''</ref>
 
Upon their return during the [[Scouring of the Shire]], Frodo and company discover that [[Lotho Sackville-Baggins]] had made Bag End his power base as he became Chief of [[the Shire]]. He succeeded, if only too well, and lost control of the entire enterprise. After [[Saruman]] arrived, [[Gríma Wormtongue]] killed Lotho in his sleep. [[Frodo]] and his companions would later see [[Saruman]] killed on his front porch thus ending the [[Battle of Bywater]].
 
 
 
 
 
Frodo resumes living in Bag End and is joined by [[Sam Gamgee|Sam]], upon his marriage to [[Rosie Cotton]]. However, with wounds too deep [[File:Imgres.jpeg|thumb|right|Inside Bag End, in the films]]to heal, in [[TA 3021]] he names Sam his heir, and leaves across the sea. Bag End remains in the Gamgee family (later known as the Gardners) for at least three generations following Sam.
 
 
The name comes from the farmhouse in the tiny [[wikipedia:Worcestershire|Worcestershire]] village of [[wikipedia:Dormston|Dormston]], in which Tolkien's aunt lived. It can also be seen as a pun on "cul-de-sac" (literally, "bottom of the bag"). In the books, it is supposedly a translation of the [[Westron]] ''Labin-nec'', which has much the same meaning, and the same relationship to the Westron form of Baggins: ''Labingi''.<ref>''[[The Hobbit]]''</ref><ref>''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''</ref>
 
   
 
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Bag End

A floor plan of Bag End

"In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a Hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."
The Hobbit, "An Unexpected Party"

Bag End was a smial (Hobbit-hole) at the end of Bagshot Row in Hobbiton. It was the home of Bilbo Baggins, afterwards of Frodo Baggins, and then of Samwise Gamgee and his wife Rosie Cotton.

History

Vlcsnap-2013-05-19-19h49m07s0

Bag End

Bilbo Baggins inherited the home from his parents, Bungo and Belladonna (Took) Baggins. It was Bungo who built the smial for Belladonna in TA 2889. The hobbit hole is noted to have a green door with a round brass knob, all but countless rooms with round windows, and a garden. Although hobbits are known to be of small stature, larger visitors are often seen, indicating that the ceilings are certainly taller than expected. The grounds and home were kept by the Gamgee family, most notably Hamfast ("The Gaffer") and later his son, Samwise.

Fotr0103

Inside Bag End

The beautiful hole was a point of contention between Bilbo and his relatives the Sackville-Bagginses, who very much desired to own it. Here, Bilbo lived a quiet existence until the wizard Gandalf appeared with 13 dwarves at the beginning of The Hobbit and Bilbo went off on his adventure. Upon his return he discovered the contents of the smial being auctioned off, since he had gone missing and was assumed to have died. The Sackville-Bagginses were disappointed at his return and their loss of Bag End.

Shire dg7

Bag End's green front door

By the beginning of The Lord of the Rings, Bilbo adopted his cousin (and nephew) Frodo as his heir. Frodo became the Master of Bag End on their mutual birthday, when Frodo turned 33 and Bilbo turned 111 years old. Bilbo left to live with the elves at Rivendell. Frodo remained content at Bag End until Gandalf returned and confirmed that Bilbo's ring was actually the One Ring. Preparations for departure ensued, with Frodo selling Bag End to the Sackville-Bagginses and moving to Crickhollow before departing on the Quest of the Ring.

Gates of Bag End

The gate of Bag End

Upon their return, during the Scouring of the Shire, Frodo and company discovered that Lotho Sackville-Baggins had made Bag End his power base as he became Chief of the Shire. He succeeded only too well and lost control of the entire enterprise; after Saruman arrived, Gríma Wormtongue killed Lotho in his sleep. Frodo and his companions would later see Saruman killed on his front porch, thus ending the Battle of Bywater.

Imgres

Inside Bag End, in the films

Frodo then resumed living in Bag End and was joined by Sam, upon his marriage to Rosie. However, with wounds too deep to heal, in TA 3021 Frodo named Sam his heir and left to cross the sea into the Uttermost West. Bag End remained in the Gamgee family (later known as the Gardners) for at least three generations afterward.

The name Bag End name came from the real-life farmhouse in the tiny Worcestershire village of Dormston, in which Tolkien's aunt lived. It can also be seen as a pun on "cul-de-sac" (literally, "bottom of the bag"). In the books, it is supposedly a translation of the Westron Labin-nec, which has much the same meaning, and bears the same relationship to the Westron form of Baggins: Labingi.[1][2]

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  2. The Lord of the Rings

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