Barrow-downs

 / Barrow-down
   Downs east of the Old Forest, on which were great burial-mounds said to have been built in the First Age by the forefathers of the Edain before they entered Beleriand. See Tyrn Gorthad.
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   The haunted hills of Tyrn Gorthad.
   The downs to the east of the Shire that held the ancient burial grounds of Men. During the time of the realm of Angmar, evil things came to dwell among the barrows, and some were still to be found there at the time of the War of the Ring.

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

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