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Dates
Built in II 3320 or shortly thereafter
Held by the Dunlendings from III 2710 to III 2759
Held by Saruman from III 2759 to III 3019
Effectively destroyed by the Ents on 3 March III 3019
Location
The valley of Nan Curunír, in the southern feet of the Misty Mountains
Origins
Built by Elendil and his sons
Race
Pronunciation
a'ngrenost
Meaning
'iron fortress'
Other names

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Angrenost

The ringed fortress also called Isengard

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The name used by the Elves for Isengard, the fortress of Saruman at the head of the River Isen.


Notes

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At least, it was built by Men and maintained by them for most of its history. Saruman, though, was not a Man - he was a Wizard, and hence of the 'race' of the Ainur.

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