There were battlements all around the top of The Quad, at Hogwarts Castle. The interior consists of a long wooden platform, with short ends that lead to the catwalks on the outside. At the end of one side is a glass window, where it would eventually be shattered during the Battle of Hogwarts.


1997-1998 School Year

At some point during the school year, Severus Snape is standing on one of the catwalks overlooking the Viaduct Courtyard as students marched down it.

The Battle of Hogwarts

These battlements were used by the Hogwarts defence during the Battle of Hogwarts. They were heavily damaged during the course of the battle, with parts of the floor falling in, revealing the corridors below.[1]

Towards the end of the battle in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Voldemort would strangle Harry with his own cloak, followed by repeatedly attacking Harry with force following the Death of Bellatrix Lestrange. This is also where Harry tells Voldemort the real truth about the Elder Wand's Allegiance prior to throwing themselves down to the ravine.

Behind the Scenes


Notes and references


A Death Eater attacking and breaking an opening on the Quad Battlements

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 · 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 · Stone Bridge Tower · Suspension Bridge towers ·The Quad battlements · Training Grounds Tower · Turris Magnus · Turris Medius · Upper Hall tower · Viaduct Courtyard checkpoint towers · 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

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