Originally the Hobbits' preferred style of dwelling, holes buried into hillsides, downs and banks. By the late Third Age, these had largely been replaced by buildings of wood or brick, but hobbit-holes were still in use by the more established Hobbit families of the Shire (for example, at Bag End and Great Smials).
III 1050 is the year in which Hobbits were first recorded in the records of Men, but Hobbits themselves clearly dated back further than this, and Hobbit-holes seem to have themselves dated back into ancient Hobbit history.
Bag End, Bagshot Row, Bamfurlong, Belladonna Took, Bungo Baggins, Bywater Pool, Cotman, Daddy Twofoot, Deepdelver, Flourdumpling, Gandalf, Great Place of the Tooks, Hobbiton Hill, Holfast Gardner, Maggot Family, [See the full list...]
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