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The Battle Pit was the place that the Hobbits buried the dead Ruffians after the Battle of Bywater.

It was located a short distance east of Bywater.[1]


The pit was originally an old sand pit used by the locals. After the battle, the locals wheeled the dead Men in wagons to the pit for burial. Seventy Ruffians in total are buried in the pit.[2][1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings, "The Battle of Bywater"
  2. The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Six, Chapter VIII: "The Scouring of the Shire"

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