Room 234-00 is the room where Argus Filch lived in Hogwarts Castle. It is connected to the Entrance Hall, on the Ground Floor of Hogwarts Castle.


It's a small, simple room with a single oil lamp hanging from the ceiling. It smells vaguely of fried fish. There are filing cabinets in it with details of the misdeeds of Hogwarts students. Fred and George Weasley have an entire drawer for their own misdeeds. One of those cabinets was full of confiscated magic items marked "Confiscated and Highly Dangerous", in which Fred and George found the Marauder's Map.[1] Filch kept his chains and manacles in this office (it's common knowledge that he always begged Dumbledore to allow him to hang students by their ankles as punishment), and kept them well polished.[2]


Due to the office being owned by Filch, who is disliked by every student in Hogwarts, the students tended to avoid it at all costs. Harry, during his second year, was called in for punishment after tracking mud into the castle, and found a Kwikspell letter in this office, which eventually lead to him finding out Filch was a Squib.[2]

Behind the scenes

"If found, please return this notebook to Mr Filch, Seventh floor, Room 234-00."
—Sticker on a Hogwarts student's notebook.[src]
Filch's Office

Filch's Office in the Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Game Boy Color version

Caretaker's office

Possible appearance in the films

  • The office location is not mentioned in any of the films, but given its location in the books, it can be found in the circular building adjacent to the Entrance Hall. Alternatively, this building might house other rooms (such as Classroom 11 or the Staffroom). It is also possible that in the filmverse, Filch's office is located elsewhere in the castle.
  • In Harry Potter Film Wizardry, Mr Filch's room is mentioned as "Room 234-00". However, unlike in the novels, its location is given as being on the seventh floor.


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 10 (The Marauder's Map)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 8 (The Deathday Party)

Hogwarts Castle
Locations on the ground floor

Astronomy Tower courtyard · Bean Bonus Room · Boys' toilets · Caretaker's office · Central tower courtyard · Chamber off the Great Hall · Chamber of Reception · Classroom Eleven · Classroom 1B · Corridor off the Entrance Hall · Entrance Hall · Great Hall · Great Hall balcony · Ground Floor Corridor · Herbology Store · House Point Ceremony Chamber · Link Building · Marble Staircase · Middle Courtyard · Northern Courtyard · Northern Courtyard Annex · North Tower courtyard · Out Of Bounds · Oxford Corridor · Paved grounds · Portrait Room · Side chamber · Staffroom · Staffroom corridor · Storage Cupboard · Storeroom · Storeroom courtyard · Suspension Bridge · Temporary Defence Against the Dark Arts Classroom · Transfiguration department · Viaduct Courtyard · Viaduct Entrance · Viaduct · Viaduct Courtyard Gatehouses · West Tower courtyard · Suspension Bridge foyer · The Quad

Portraits, statues and other artwork located on the ground floor

Brian Gagwilde · Circe · Gargoyles at the staff room entrance · George von Rheticus · Giffard Abbott · Glanmore Peakes · Godric Gryffindor · Google Stump · Greta Catchlove · Henry Bumblepuft · Lonely Male Gargoyle · Lonely Male Gargoyle's friend · Medieval couple · Merwyn the Malicious · Mirabella Plunkett · Miserable Female Gargoyle · Norvel Twonk · Old Posh Baron · People watching Quidditch · Staring Portrait · Professor Swoopstikes · Temeritus Shanks · Timothy the Timid · Violet · Architect of Hogwarts · First Headmaster of Hogwarts · Jocunda Sykes · Sarcastic Male Gargoyle · Portrait of a girl with flowers · Wizard with a walrus moustache

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