The Northfarthing (or North Farthing) was the least populated region of the Shire. It was known for having a slightly cooler climate then the rest of the Shire, and snow was more common there.
The soil tended to be somewhat rocky but was good enough to farm and was where the Shire's barley for their beer came from.
Notable Places in the Northfarthing Edit
- Long Cleeve was the home of the small part of the Took clan known as the North-Tooks, descendants of Bandobras Took, who settled here after the Battle of Greenfields.
- The village of Hardbottle was the home to the Bracegirdle family of Hobbits, to whom Lobelia Sackville-Baggins belonged. Some maps erroneously place Hardbottle in the Southfarthing.
- This was the site of the historic Battle of Greenfields.