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


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The Troll-woods west of Rivendell

Map of the North Downs

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 waylaid Bilbo and his companions during the Quest of Erebor.

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