Long Cleeve was a town or village probably in the Northfarthing of the Shire.[1]

It was estimated to be located south of the North Moors and about thirty miles north of Needlehole.[2]


Long Cleeve was the home of the North-tooks. Bandobras Took and his many descendants originated from. Diamond Took lived there before marrying Peregrin Took after the War of the Ring.[3]


  1. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Regional Maps, "The Shire"
  3. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C: Family Trees, Took of Great Smials

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