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Dates
Begun in III 2683 (1083 by the Shire-reckoning); survived into the Fourth Age
Location
The hills above Tuckborough in the Westfarthing of the Shire
Origins
First excavated by Thain Isengrim Took II
Race
Culture
Family
Pronunciation
Smials is pronounced approximately like English 'smiles'
Meaning
'Great Hobbit-holes'
Other names

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  • Updated 9 May 2011
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Great Smials

The seat of the Took family

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Map of Great Smials
The location of Great Smials (slightly conjectural)1

The ancestral home of the Took family, located at Tuckborough in the Westfarthing of the Shire.


Notes

1

The precise location of Great Smials is not shown on any map, but we are told that it lay in the Green Hills at Tuckborough, so we can narrow down its location fairly closely. Given the geography of the area, it was probably in the hills to the north of the town.

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