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Founded no earlier than III 1601 (year 1 by the Shire-reckoning): survived into the Fourth Age
At the confluence of the rivers Shirebourn and Brandywine in the Eastfarthing of the Shire
Probably 'deep enclosed area'1


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A village of the Shire's Eastfarthing

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A village on the Shire's eastern border, built on the banks of the River Brandywine. Immediately across the river was Haysend, the southernmost point of Buckland, while just to the south of Deephallow, the River Shirebourn flowed into the Brandywine.



Tolkien addresses the meaning of the name 'Deephallow', but does not draw definite conclusions, and suggests that the name may in fact be meaningless. He does, however, also suggest a possible connection with the old word hall, meaning a region of land only partly enclosed - in this case by the rivers to the south and east. The 'hallow' in this name is not related to the meaning 'holy place' found in certain other names.

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