• Churches and graveyards A “dingy” church in New York City where anti-magic fanatic Mary Lou Barebone held meetings of the New Salem Philanthropic Society in the 1920s (WFT). Barebone and her three adopted (and abused) children lived upstairs. The downstairs included a long table where orphans came to eat soup and receive pamphlets… Read More
• Organizations American No-Maj group seeking to expose and destroy witches and wizards in the 1920s led by the extremist Mary Lou Barebone, a descendant of Scourers, and her three adopted children. Their meeting place was the “dingy” New Salem Church in New York City where they ran a soup kitchen for… Read More
• Schools School plays a big part in the story of Harry Potter as be became the Chosen One and faced Voldemort. Harry attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and there not only learned magical skills but also gained friends who became his allies in his quest against the Dark Lord. Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Scrivenshaft’s Quill Shop was a quill retailer located on the High Street in Hogsmeade. Hermione bought a black-and-gold pheasant-feather quill there in October 1995 (OP16, OP25). Read More
• Place Home of Kingsley Shacklebolt, this was one of the many houses set up as a safe haven by the Order of the Phoenix in preparation for moving Harry from number four, Privet Drive (DH3). Read More
• Buildings An impressive Art Deco building in New York City, Shaw Tower is the headquarters of Henry Shaw Sr.’s massive media business. It includes a busy newsroom, elevators, and and Shaw Sr.’s large penthouse office, which offers an excellent view of the city (FB). Read More
• Houses and addresses Shell Cottage is “a lonely and beautiful place,” and quaint seaside home to Bill and Fleur Weasley. It sits on a cliffside with a view of the sea and an airy backyard, and the sound of waves pulsate through the house (DH25). Located on the outskirts of Tinworth in Cornwall… Read More
• Place In Diagon Alley: Apothecary Eeylops Owl Emporium Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor (closed in 1996) Flourish and Blotts Gambol and Japes junk shop the Leaky Cauldron Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions Magical Menagerie Obscurus Books Ollivander’s (closed in 1996) Quality Quidditch Supplies Twilfitt and Tatting’s Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes WhizzHard Books… Read More
• Mysterious places The Shrieking Shack is a creepy abandoned building just outside the town of Hogsmeade. Falsely rumored to be “the most haunted building in Britain,” the Shrieking Shack is a favorite stop on any Hogsmeade visit (PA8). However, the wails that were once heard emanating from this creepy building were… Read More
• Schools Vernon Dursley’s alma mater, and now Dudley’s school. The Smeltings uniform includes (PS3): maroon tailcoat orange knickerbockers straw boater hat knobbly stick for hitting things (and people) with… Read More
• Houses and addresses This brick row house is almost certainly where Severus Snape grew up, and then lived alone for most of his adult life. Narcissa Malfoy and Bellatrix Lestrange sought him out here in 1996, when he made an Unbreakable Vow to Narcissa that he would kill Dumbledore if Draco failed to… Read More
• Buildings Squire’s is a large building of which Newt, Tina, Jacob, and Queenie stand on the rooftop when viewing the chaos of New York below. The groups stands underneath a large sign that says “Squire’s”… Read More
• Schools St. Brutus’s is a boarding school, presumably somewhere in England, that we know absolutely nothing about aside from its name (and that might not even actually exist). We know the name because Vernon Dursley tells neighbours and relatives that it’s the school Harry attends, so they don’t wonder about his… Read More
• Churches and graveyards A church in Godric’s Hollow. It is small, but “magnificent”, and it’s graveyard is purportedly very haunted (DH16, CC4.3). It provides a good view of Godric’s Hollow from multiple directions (CC4.8). The sanctuary has both clear windows that one can easily see through (CC4.9) and stained glass… Read More
• Hospitals St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries in London is the wizarding hospital. Founded in late 1500s or early 1600s by Mungo Bonham (FW), St. Mungo’s Hospital is the primary (and likely only) wizarding hospital in Britain. Located in an abandoned department store in London, the hospital’s… Read More
• Schools The public high school serving Little Whinging, Stonewall High is the school to which Harry would have been sent had he never received his letter for Hogwarts. Dudley would not have joined him; he instead attended Smeltings, a private school (PS3). The uniforms for Stonewall High are a drab… Read More
• Essay
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There are actually about three hundred, it would seem, although there is plenty of debate on the subject. Here’s the evidence from the books themselves: There are more or less ten students (depending on the vagarities of the Sorting) in each House per year, five boys and five girls. There were twenty broomsticks lying… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops According to the classified ads in one of Rowling’s Daily Prophets, somewhere in London is the head office of the Society for Tolerance of Vampires. The classified listing was searching for a witch or wizard to help run the candlelit office, with preference given to those with an allergy to… Read More
• Place Though hiding from Death Eaters usually meant little or no food was available, Harry and Hermione did manage one night to camp not far from a Muggle town, where Hermione snuck into this supermarket under the Invisibility Cloak to snag some spaghetti Bolognese and tinned pears. She didn’t steal the… Read More