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Location Tag: The headquarters for the Order of the Phoenix in the Harry Potter series. Also known as the Black family residence.

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Was the Fidelius Charm responsible for hiding Grimmauld Place from both Harry and the local muggles?

I've recently discovered that Chapter 12 of Deathly Hallows tells us that Grimmauld Place has been hidden to muggle eyes for a long time: The Muggles who lived in Grimmauld Place had long since ...
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Why was it assumed that Kreacher follows the same rules as the enchantments on Grimmauld Place?

Chapter 3 of Half-Blood Prince makes it very clear that The Order doesn't quite knows how the enchantments on Grimmauld Place work: We do not know whether the enchantments we ourselves have placed ...
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Given that it was under the Fidelius Charm, why did anyone fear Bellatrix turning up at Grimmauld Place?

Chapter 3 of Half-Blood Prince makes it very clear that, because she now probably owns it, The Order is concerned that Bellatrix can go to Grimmauld Place: We do not know whether the enchantments we ...
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Given that it was under the Fidelius Charm, why did Grimmauld Place require any additional magical protection?

Chapter 3 of Half-Blood Prince makes it very clear that Grimmauld Place has more protections placed on it by The Order than just the Fidelius Charm: We do not know whether the enchantments we ...
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What would have happened to Harry's property if he died during the Battle of Hogwarts?

What would have happened if Harry died during the Battle of Hogwarts? What would have happened to Grimmauld Place and his vault of money and his possessions? Who or what would these items go to?
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Are Fidelius charms stackable?

When the Order of the Phoenix fears that Snape will reveal Grimmauld Place to the Death Eaters, they have to evacuate, leaving rather shaky defences behind. Why could they not have cast another ...
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Why didn't Kreacher stop Mundungus Fletcher robbing 12 Grimmauld Place?

When Mundungus Fletcher is robbing 12 Grimmauld Place, why doesn't Kreacher stop him? This is the house he has been the house-elf of for most of his life. Fletcher was stealing possessions that were ...
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Wasn't it actually Snape disguised as Lupin who met Harry, Hermione, and Ron in 12 Grimmauld Place?

I have the feeling that it was Snape, disguised as Lupin, who showed up in 12 Grimmauld Place in the chapter The Bribe in the last Harry Potter book. Supporting evidence for the claim: Snape already ...
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Do the enchanted locations in the Harry Potter books occupy another dimension?

I've finally watched more than the first 2 films, and am curious as to any explanation about the magical areas shown. In the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry goes to Diagon Alley. He sees a wall that is tapped ...
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Where in London is 12 Grimmauld Place?

As of Order of the Phoenix (summer of 1995), 12 Grimmauld Place is a townhouse in a cul-du-sac located in a run-down neighborhood of London. The fashionableness of neighborhoods changes quite ...
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Did Moody seriously think his defences would keep Snape out of Grimmauld Place?

When the Order of the Phoenix abandoned Grimmauld Place after Snape's supposed betrayal Mad-Eye Moody set up some defences in the hallway. This was to protect Grimmauld Place from Snape and the Death ...
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Why is Grimmauld Place's kitchen in the basement?

In the Harry Potter books and possibly the films, the kitchen for Grimmauld Place is located in the basement. Is it common for kitchens to be located like this in the real world London, or is ...
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Why did Harry, Ron, and Hermione think it safe to hide in Grimmauld Place?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, after Bill and Fleur's wedding, the trio needs a place to hide. They decide on 12 Grimmauld Place, but obviously they're unsure if this is best. The Fidelius ...
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While in hiding, why did they have to apparate on the top step of Grimmauld Place entrance (and not directly inside)?

As Dumbledore once explained Harry, people usually apparate in front of the house (or around the house, at least not in it) they're visiting for two reasons: it's rude to apparate directly into your ...
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Why is No. 12 Grimmauld Place dirty and broken in the long run?

Well, it was unoccupied for a long time. With that said, I don't get why it takes so long time to fix the house. In HP 6, Albus and Horace repaired, cleaned and cleared an entire house with just one ...
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Why couldn't Sirius leave Grimmauld Place in the Order of the Phoenix?

After the events of Prisoner of Azkaban, Sirius spends the best part of a year (Goblet of Fire) living in a cave, and during the Order of the Phoenix lives in his family's house, Grimmauld Place. It'...
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How could Yaxley bring Death Eaters into Grimmauld Place by side-along apparition?

After searching various different resources, I am still confused as to why Hermione thought that bringing Yaxley inside the Fidelius charm cast on Grimmauld Place would comprimise the safety of the ...
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Hermione says "Voldemort" at Grimmauld Place [duplicate]

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, we find out when Ron returns to Harry and Hermione that Lord Voldemort put a taboo on his alias. We see that this works in the chapter "A Place To Hide" when ...
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In GoF, why was a cold, mountainside cave safer for Sirius than No. Twelve Grimmauld Place with the Fidelius Charm?

During the events of Goblet of Fire, why did Dumbledore have Sirius live in a cold cave instead of at No. Twelve Grimmauld Place? ‘No, I – how did you know it woke me up over the summer?’ said ...
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Why didn't Snape reveal 12 Grimmauld Place after Dumbledore died?

When Dumbledore died, those who knew the secret became Secret-Keepers, including Snape. Why didn't Snape reveal this information to Voldemort and/or his fellow death eaters? Wouldn't it arouse ...
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Why did Sirius Black's family live among Muggles?

Why did Sirius Black's family live among Muggles? The Black family were generational purebloods -- one of the "official" pureblood families -- and canon has demonstrated that they were vehemently ...
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