05 February 2012
365 Days of Middle-earth ~ Day 220: the Lockholes
The Lockholes, located in Michel Delving, were storage-smials that had been converted into prisons when Lotho Sackville-Baggins and his Chief’s Men took control of the Shire in TA 3019; any Hobbits who stood up to them – including Mayor Will Whitfoot and Fatty Bolger – were imprisoned in the Lockholes. When Saruman took over control, Lotho’s mother, Lobelia Sackville-Baggis was also imprisoned. The prisoners, who were poorly fed and sometimes beaten, were later released by Frodo.