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Number Four Privet Drive,
Little Whinging, Surrey
A perfectly ordinary house on a perfectly ordinary
"You don't mean -- you can't mean
the people who live here? Dumbledore, you can't. You couldn't find
two people who are less like us. And they've got this son --"
-- Minerva McGonagall (PS2)
The home of Vernon
and Petunia Dursley, their son Dudley,
and their nephew Harry Potter.
Little Whinging is in Surrey, which is located to the south and southwest
of London. It is almost
certainly to be found in the far north-west corner of the county,
in the small section which is north of the Thames. Besides Privet Drive,
the streets in the neighborhood are
named Magnolia Road, Magnolia
Crescent, and Wisteria
Number four, Privet Drive, is described as large and square. It has
a low garden wall in front, a garden behind with flowerbeds and a greenhouse,
and several chimneys. The house was most likely built in the 1930s
and is part of a subdivision of hundreds of similar houses.
- kitchen - square table,
the usual furnishings, impeccably clean, television for Dudley so
he doesn't have to leave the TV to get food.
- living room with boarded up fireplace, fitted with an electric
- front hall with front door, which has a mail slot in it
stairs with cupboard under them, leading up a hall which leads
to the four bedrooms upstairs:
- garden with a hedge, a bench, and flowerbeds