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Constructed in the early days of Gondor, quite possibly before the end of the Second Age
Across the pass known as Helm's Gate in the Deeping-coomb of the northern White Mountains
Built by the early Gondorians
'Deeping' refers to the deep valley guarded by the Wall


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Deeping Wall

The defensive wall of Helm’s Deep

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"A wall, too, the men of old had made from the Hornburg to the southern cliff, barring the entrance to the gorge."
The Two Towers III 7
Helm's Deep

The solid stone wall, some twenty feet in height, that defended the refuges of the Rohirrim at Helm's Deep. It lay beneath the castle of the Hornburg, to which it was connected by a flight of steps. In the Battle of the Hornburg, it was breached for the only time in its history by a besieging army of Orcs and Dunlendings, but they were soon driven back and defeated.

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