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A settlement in the north of the Shire

Map of Brockenbores

A hamlet or village in the northern part of the Shire's Eastfarthing, among the hilly region westward of Scary. This was one of the more outlying parts of the Shire, which was perhaps the reason that a band of Hobbit rebels hid here for a time when 'Sharkey' took control of the Shire during the War of the Ring.

The name of this place is given as 'Brockenbores' in the text of The Lord of the Rings, but as 'Brockenborings' on the map that accompanies the trilogy. Both versions of the name have the same meaning, and translate approximately as 'badger-burrowings'.

See also...

Badgers, Dwaling

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