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Northfarthing of the Shire

The northern quarter of the Land of the Halflings

Map of the Northfarthing of the Shire
The Northfarthing of the Shire (somewhat conjectural)1

Farthings and marches of the Shire

The cold northern quarter of the Shire, in which the Battle of Greenfields was fought.



The northern areas of the Shire's Northfarthing are nowhere mapped in detail, so some elements of this map are necessarily conjectural. In particular, the location of the river Norbourn and the Greenfields region are based entirely on textual descriptions. The upper course of the Water is also unknown (it is assumed here that it had its sources in the slopes of the Hills of Evendim) and the northern extent of Bindbole Wood is not definitively established.

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