Rangers of the North
A mile from Bree, Staddle is on the opposite side of Bree-hill. Containing only twenty homes, it was founded almost entirely for the convenience of those farmers whose land laid east of Bree-hill, since it saved time not to go tramping around the heights in order to tend the fields; the village got its royal charter in T.A. 1250, and does not trouble to elect a mayor to oversee its village moot. Commerce between Bree and Staddle is steady, since the two towns are so close and the smaller community is completely lacking in merchants and artisans. The joke around Bree is that Staddle barely has a population of its own. Staddle also has no inn or tavern, so the Men and Hobbits of the village regularly go to the Prancing Pony in Bree for a drink and a fireside chat. In addition, there are many family ties between the two villages, especially among the Hobbits.