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J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hill - Hobbiton-across-the-Water (Colored)

Hobbiton, with Bagshot Row clearly displayed, as drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien

Bagshot Row was a street in the town of Hobbiton, and the location of Bag End. Bilbo Baggins, Frodo Baggins, and Samwise Gamgee all at one point lived in its immediate vicinity.

History Edit

Before the War of the Ring Edit

Bagshot Row was built into Hobbiton Hill. Numerous trees were planted nearby, including the famous Party Tree, located in the Party Field where Bilbo held his 111th Birthday Party in September TA 3001.[1]

After the War of the Ring Edit

Proceeding on a plan of industrialization of the Shire, Lotho Sackville-Baggins had Bagshot Row dug up and used as a stone quarry. A few important trees, including the Party Tree, were also destroyed. All of this was done by ruffians on the orders of Lotho, who was himself directed by Saruman.

After the Scouring of the Shire when peace was restored, the Hobbits delved new homes in a street known as the New Row, which, in the nearby town of Bywater, was called Sharkey's End as a joke. Trees were also replanted, including a Mallorn given by Galadriel and planted by Sam in the place where the Party Tree stood.[2]

Translations around the world Edit

Foreign Language Translated name
Portuguese (Brazil) Rua do Bolsinho
Norwegian Sekkeveien
Lommelia
Italian Via Saccoforino
Swedish Baggerspjutsvägen/

Säckfallsgatan

References Edit

  1. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book One, Ch. I: "A Long-expected Party"
  2. The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Six, Ch. VIII: "The Scouring of the Shire"
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