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Sharkey’s End

A name in Bywater for New Row

Bagshot Row was an old row of three Hobbit-holes cut into Hobbiton Hill beneath Bag End, one of which was home to the Gamgee family. During the time that Sharkey and his Men held power in the Shire, the row - along with much else in the Shire - was destroyed and its occupants evicted. After the return of the Travellers, Sharkey was murdered by his servant Gríma before the door of Bag End, and eventually the row was remade by the Shire-hobbits, who (after some deliberation) chose the simple name 'New Row'.

In typically punning Hobbit fashion, New Row acquired a jocular version of its name. In nearby Bywater it became known as 'Sharkey's End', as a reference to the demise of Sharkey on the Hill above the row.


See also...

Hobbiton Hill

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