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Bathilda Bagshot house

Now filled with the “odor of old age, of dust, of unwashed clothes and stale food,” the Bagshot house has been home to Bathilda Bagshot for many years. The house is located in Godric’s Hollow, in between the town square and the Potter cottage (DH17). It was here that Grindelwald stayed when he came to Godric’s Hollow in search of the Cloak of Invisibility, and when he befriended Albus Dumbledore (DH18, DH35).

Harry and Hermione visited this house in search of Gryffindor’s sword, and were tricked into thinking that Bathilda was still alive. The house at this point was in great disrepair, with peeling paint and an awful smell, though as Bathilda had been dead only a couple of months (DH22) it was probably beginning to fall into disrepair while she was still alive.

The yard of the house is gated and has a short walk leading through a small garden (overgrown when Harry and Hermione visit) and up to the front door. Inside a small archway leads to a sitting room with a fireplace and photographs lining the room. Up a set of steep, narrow stairs lies a bedroom where Harry discovered that Nagini had been posing as Bathilda, and where he was attacked by the snake and nearly killed before he and Hermione narrowly escaped (DH17).


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