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Bywater Road, The

Type: Roads, Lanes, Ways

Region: Bree/The Shire

Other Names the Hobbiton Road

Location: A road that branches off from the Great East Road just west of the Three-farthing Stone and runs northwest to Bywater and then Hobbiton; where the Battle of Bywater was fought.

Description:

[The Gaffer] held forth at The Ivy Bush, a small inn on the Bywater road....

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 1, A Long-expected Party

The conversation in The Green Dragon at Bywater..., showed that even in the comfortable heart of the Shire rumours had been heard....

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 2, The Shadow of the Past

The travellers trotted on, and as the sun began to sink towards the White Downs far away on the western horizon they came to Bywater by its wide pool; and there they had their first really painful shock. ... [There] was a whole line of the ugly new houses all along Pool Side, where the Hobbiton Road ran close to the bank. An avenue of trees had stood there. They were all gone.

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 8, The Scouring of the Shire

The ruffians came tramping along the East Road, and without halting turned up the Bywater Road, which ran for some way sloping up between high banks with low hedges on top. Round a bend, about a furlong from the main road, they met a stout barrier of old farm-carts upturned.

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 8, The Scouring of the Shire

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 19Aug06

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