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Obscurus Books Building Merchant

London - England - United Kingdom

A publishing company located at number 18a, Diagon Alley (more...)

oceans Magical Creatures

There are three oceans mentioned in the books (the WEB LINKArctic Ocean is not mentioned), primarily as habitats for sea creatures.

See also: islands, lochs, rivers, and seas.

offices Building


Publishing Offices:

Other Wizarding Offices:

Muggle Offices:

Ollivander's Building Merchant History

Ollivander's (PS/f)
Diagon Alley - London - England - United Kingdom

A wand shop, located in Diagon Alley, that has existed since 382 B.C. (more...)

Location: Map of Diagon Alley

orphanage Building Muggles History Witches & Wizards

London - England - United Kingdom

The place where Tom Marvolo Riddle was born and raised, this orphanage is located in London (more...)

Location: Map of Wizarding London

Ottery St. Catchpole History Witches & Wizards

Devon - England - United Kingdom

A small town along the River Otter in Devon, near Exeter. Ottery St. Catchpole is a Muggle town but has historically also been a large settlement for wizarding families (DH16), including the Weasleys (GF6). As a result, Harry spent more time here while growing up than anywhere else outside of Little Whinging and Hogwarts.

Ottery St. Catchpole is not a real town in England. However, it is described as being on the south coast of England (DH16), and it is almost certain that the town is along the Otter River because of its name. There is, in fact, a village called Ottery St. Mary near Exeter, and just a couple of miles from the coast. In that same general area is a farm called The Burrow (really!) which has a hill near it called Stoat Hill.

Locations in Ottery St. Catchpole:

Residents of Ottery St. Catchpole:

See also the Muggle Encyclopedia entry for Ottery St. Mary.

Location: Map of Wizarding Britain; Map of Ottery St. Catchpole

Ouagadougou

Burkina Faso - Africa

A small city in Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou is mentioned by Gilderoy Lockhart as the site of one of his fictitious exploits, where he claims there were "a series of attacks" similar to the basilisk's attacks during the opening of the Chamber of Secrets (CS9).

owl office Building Merchant Magical Creatures

Another name for a wizarding post office.

Oxfordshire Herbology JKRowling.com

England - United Kingdom

Mrs. Georgina Smythe, struggling to keep her Flitterbloom alive, lives here in Oxfordshire, in the small town of Nettlebed.  We know of her thanks to an episode of 'Toots, Shoots 'n' Roots' that aired on Jo's website, in which Georgina wrote in to Tilden Toots to ask about her plant.  Oxfordshire is a county in south-central England.

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