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At the very beginning of The Return of the King (film) Frodo and Sam are awakened by Smeagol/Gollum after sleeping in a diamond-shaped stone structure of some kind. I feel like this place has a name, but it's been a while since I've read the books. Reading this online script of the movie, it is only referred to (Scene 2, Journey to the Cross-roads) as a "concrete culvert".

Does this place have a name? Who likely built it?

  • It's been a while since I watched the movies, but I'm currently reading the books. I have a feeling that, as John Rennie answered, this is unique to the movie, though if you could add a screengrab of what you're talking about that may help. – Anthony Grist Nov 13 '13 at 9:26
  • Certainly it's not in that position in the book: the first book of RoTK follows Pippin/Merry, and the second book begins with Frodo captured by the Orcs of Cirith Ungol and Sam shut outside. – Daniel Roseman Nov 13 '13 at 9:42
  • It's strange that the script says concrete rather than stone. A stone culvert would fit, but as far as I can recall, concrete doesn't exist in Middle-earth. – maguirenumber6 Apr 17 '15 at 6:14
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I think it's from The Two Towers, chapter 7 - Journey to the Crossroads. The scene in the book is:

On the further edge of this broad hill-back they stayed their march and crawled for hiding underneath a tangled knot of thorns. Their twisted boughs, stooping to the ground, were overridden by a clambering maze of old briars. Deep inside there was a hollow hall, raftered with dead branch and bramble, and roofed with the first leaves and shoots of spring. There they lay for a while, too tired yet to eat; and peering out through the holes in the covert they watched for the slow growth of day

They stay during the day in the hollow hall, and when night falls Gollum wakens them with Wake up, wake up! Wake up, sleepies!.

Assuming I have the correct scene, I'm afraid the hollow hall is not named or even described any further.

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