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"The grimy fronts of the surrounding houses were not welcoming; some of them had broken windows, glimmering dully in the light from the streetlamps, paint was peeling from many of the doors, and heaps of rubbish lay outside several sets of front steps [...] "
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Grimmauld Place was a street in the London Borough of Islington[1] mostly inhabited by Muggles. The Black family residence was located at number twelve, and served as the headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix between 1995 to 1997.[2][3] Since the Black House was hidden from most people, the residents of this street had accepted the "amusing mistake in the numbering that had caused number eleven to sit beside number thirteen".[4]


  • Grimmauld Place may be one of Rowling's play on words combining the words "grim", "old" and "place".


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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Behind the Magic (ITV's Movie Special).
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 3 (The Advance Guard)
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 4 (Number Twelve Grimmauld Place)
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 12 (Magic is Might)