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Carrock was a stony eyot in the upper reaches of the River Anduin, to the north of the Old Ford a few miles west of Beorn's farmstead.

HistoryEdit

During their journey to the Lonely Mountain, Thorin and Company were housed there overnight by the Eagles before they went to see Beorn.[1]

Gandalf states that the steps from the base of the rock to the flat top were made by Beorn and that "Carrock" is Beorn's name for it.[2]

EtymologyEdit

This is somewhat of a linguistical joke on Tolkien's part; in Anglo-Saxon carr means "rock" and in Welsh, carreg also means "rock, stone".

GalleryEdit

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Carrock
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Conceptual art for The Carrock

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Hobbit, Chapter VI: "Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire"
  2. The Hobbit, Chapter VII: "Queer Lodgings"

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