The Lockholes were tunnels in Michel Delving.


The Lockholes were originally used for storage, which became prisons when Saruman occupied the Shire in TA 3019. People imprisoned in the Lockholes included Lobelia Sackville-Baggins, Fredegar Bolger, and Will Whitfoot. Some of the Lockholes may have continued being used for storage by Saruman and his Men, as the Hobbits found "Great stores of goods and food, and beer, were found that had been hidden away... especially in the tunnels at Michel Delving...."[1]


Foreign Language Translated name
Dutch Brokkenschacht
Finnish Umpikolot
French Troubliettes
German Loch/Riegel Löcher
Hebrew בורות הכלא
Italian Cellechiuse
Polish Lochy
Spanish Celdas Agujeros


  1. The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Six, Chapter VIII: "The Scouring of the Shire"
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