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Overbourn Marshes

The marshland to the southeast of the Shire

At the southern tip of the Old Forest, on the eastern border of the Shire, the River Brandywine was met almost simultaneously by two other rivers. The Shirebourn flowed into it from the west, and the Withywindle ran down to meet it through the Old Forest to the east. The three rivers met at the southern end of Buckland, and the sudden inflow of water resulted in a region of marshland to the south of Haysend and Deephallow. This region was known as the Overbourn Marshes, and it spread out southwards from the meeting of the three rivers.

See also...

Mithe, River Shirebourn

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