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Type: Forests, Fields, Plains

Region: Bree/The Shire

Meaning: Forest 1

Location: Woods north of Combe and Bree-hill

Description: The woods north of Bree-land, where the village of Archet was found.

From The Atlas of Middle-earth, Revised Edition, Karen Wynn Fonstand, p. 124-5.

After the Hobbits and Strider left Bree, they passed through the Chetwood:
"On the third day out from Bree they came out of the Chetwood. The land had been falling steadily, ever since they turned aside from the Road, and they now entered a wide flat expanse of country, much more difficult to manage. They were far beyond the borders of the Bree-land, out in the pathless wilderness, and drawing near to the Midge-water Marshes. "
From The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 11, A Knife in the Dark

"Bree was the chief village of the Bree-land, a small inhabited region, like an island in the empty lands round about. Besides Bree itself, there was Staddle on the other side of the hill, Combe in a deep valley a little further eastward, and Archet on the edge of the Chetwood. Lying round Bree-hill and the villages was a small country of fields and tamed woodland only a few miles broad."

From The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 9, At the Sign of the Prancing Pony

1. "Bree is said in that tongue to have signified 'hill', and Chet (as in Chetwood, Archet) 'forest'.)"

The Peoples of Middle-Earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 2, The Appendix on Languages: The Languages at the end of the Third Ageยง25"

Contributors: docmon, 6 Sept 05, meaning added Lyllyn 7Sept 05

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