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Founded no earlier than III 1601 (year 1 by the Shire-reckoning): survived into the Fourth Age
In the Marish, near the Shire's eastern border
Particulary associated with the Puddifoot family
Probably 'outlying village'1


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A small town of the Marish

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A small town or village of the Marish, near the banks of the River Brandywine, in the Eastfarthing of the Shire.



Tolkien never directly explains his intended meaning of 'Stock', but there are numerous real placenames that use this element (not least the village of Stock in Essex, England) which comes from Old English stoc, meaning an outlying farm or village. Given Stock's outlying position in the Shire, this seems a very likely interpretation.

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