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 The Small Locked Tower[2] was one of the many towers at Hogwarts Castle, housing the Book of Admittance and the Quill of Acceptance, the magical artefacts that constituted the only process by which students were selected for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[1]

The tower had never been visited by any student at Hogwarts, in the thousand-odd years of the school's existence, and the magical artefacts therein had never been touched by human hands ever since the Founders placed them there on completion of the Castle. Many Headermasters and Headmistresses had, however, enjoyed spending quiet hours in the tower, hoping to catch the Book and the Quill in action.[1]

Behind the scenes

The background of the original Signed-out Homepage, featuring a slightly different tower room

  • Before Pottermore was significantly revamped (and Rowling's description of the Book of Admittance and the Quill of Acceptance was added), the Book and Quill's tower was the background of the Signed-out Homepage. For the new "sample moment", the illustration has had some slight changes made to it, in order to be more compliant to Rowling's information. The old version of the tower is still visible on the registration page for new accounts, however.


Notes and references

Hogwarts Castle
Astronomy Tower · Bell towers · Boathouse Bell Tower · Central tower · Clock Tower · Dark Tower · Founders' Tower · Gryffindor Tower · Headmaster's Tower · Herbology Tower · Hospital tower · Hufflepuff Duelling Turrets · Lookout Tower · Marble Staircase Tower · North Tower · Octagon Tower · Pepperpot · Quidditch tower · Ravenclaw Tower · Right Long Gallery tower · Second-floor girls' lavatory tower · Small Locked Tower · South Tower · Suspension Bridge towers · The Quad battlements · Training Grounds tower · Turris Magnus · Turris Medius · Upper Hall tower · Viaduct Courtyard Gatehouses · West Tower · West Tower battlements
Portraits, statues and other artwork located in the towers
Albus Dumbledore · Armando Dippet · Valeria Myriadd · Dexter Fortescue · Dilys Derwent · Oraclitus Spheer · Fat Lady · Sir Cadogan · Slytherin knight · Hufflepuff lady · Heliotrope Wilkins · Severus Snape · Phineas Nigellus Black · Vulpus · Quentin Trimble · Limebert · Ravenclaw lady · Rowena Ravenclaw · Walter Aragon · Quidditch player · Professor · Female etiquette teacher · Gryffindor lady · Gryffindor man · Gryffindor man · Gryffindor man · Gryffindor seeker · Red-haired witch · Young maiden · Vase with flowers · Group of women in crinolines · Sinister-looking monks