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  • Updated 31 January 2007
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A settlement of the Shire's Northfarthing

A village or township in the Northfarthing of the Shire, far to the north of Hobbiton. Though very little detail is known about this place, we do know that parts of the Northfarthing were given over to farmland. The name 'Oatbarton', which means essentially 'oat farm', suggests that this settlement lay within the farthing's farmland regions.

See also...

Four Farthings

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