In order to save the real house once owned by Lord of The Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien (owned from 1930-1947), the cast of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are reuniting with the goal of raising enough money to save the historic home.
The initiative is called Project Northmoor, after the house’s address located on 20 Northmoor Road, North Oxford, England. The house was built in 1924 and served as the workspace location for Tolkien to create The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and many various works of poetry found in these pivotal works of fantasy fiction. The house also accommodated The Chronicles of Narnia writer and close friend of Tolkien, C.S. Lewis for a period of time.
Project Northmoor is seeking assistance in securing the necessary funds (roughly $6 million USD) prior to the house being put on the public market. Upon acquiring the house it would be converted into a literary center for Tolkien fans following the restoration of the home’s most important areas. The 3-minute video advertizing the project features the cast members, in addition to major cast members explaining the importance of the house to the realm of pop-culture and literature.
Project Northmoor will be accepting donations from now until March 15th 2021. You can check out their website from ore information.
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