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Three-farthing Stone

Type: Artifacts


A stone marker alongside the Great East-West Road in the center of the Shire, indicating where the boundaries of the Eastfarthing, Westfarthing, and Southfarthing converge.
Map of the central Shire.
The center of the Shire, showing the location of the Three-Farthing Stone.
[Sam] went to the Three-Farthing Stone, which is as near the centre of the Shire as no matter....

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 9, The Grey Havens

The travellers were glad to leave [Frogmorton]. It was about eighteen miles to Bywater, and they set off at ten o'clock in the morning....

[The] travellers saw to it that their ponies' pace was quick enough to push the Shirriffs along as fast as they could go....

At the Three-Farthing Stone they gave it up. They had done nearly fourteen miles with only one rest at noon.

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

Elena Tiriel 8Aug06, 19Jul10

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