The Water

   The main river of the Shire.
   A tributary of the River Brandywine that rose in the Westfarthing of the Shire, and flowed eastward to meet the Brandywine just north of the Brandywine Bridge. Hobbiton and Bywater both stood on this river.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary. . 2003.

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