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Location
West of Rivendell, between the Rivers Hoarwell and Loudwater
Race
Division
At least some were Stone-trolls
Meaning
Shaw is an old name for a wood, so 'Trollshaws' means 'Troll-woods'

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  • Updated 21 February 2007
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Trollshaws

The Troll-woods west of Rivendell

The upland woods, consisting at least partly of beech trees, that lay to the west of Rivendell between the Rivers Hoarwell and Loudwater. They were the haunt of trolls, three of which famously waylayed Bilbo and his companions during the Quest of Erebor.


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