Places in Middle-earth
Type: Rivers & Lakes
Region: Rhovanion/Misty Mtns
Meaning: source of the Langflood (Anduin)
Langwell 'Source of the Langflood', name given by the Éothéod to the river from the northern Misty Mountains which after its junction with Greylin they called Langflood (Anduin).
Unfinished Tales, Index
The new land of the Éothéod lay north of Mirkwood.... Southward it extended to the confluence of the two short rivers that they named Greylin and Langwell. Greylin flowed down from Ered Mithrin, the Grey Mountains, but Langwell came from the Misty Mountains, and this name it bore because it was the source of Anduin, which from its junction with Greylin they called Langflood.
... it was some four hundred and fifty of our miles between the confluence of Greylin and Langwell (where was their only fortified burg) and the inflow of Limlight into Anduin....
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 2, Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan: The Ride of Eorl
These rivers, unnamed [in the first edition], are marked on the map to The Lord of the Rings.
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 2, Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan: Notes, Note 20
Contributors: Elena Tiriel 9Oct05