"They turned right down the narrow alleyway […] which formed a short cut between Magnolia Crescent and Wisteria Walk. It was empty and much darker than the streets it linked because there were no streetlamps. Their footsteps were muffled between garage walls on one side and a high fence on the other."

There was a narrow, poorly illuminated alleyway linking Magnolia Crescent and Wisteria Walk in the town of Little Whinging, Surrey.[1] It was located between the garage of 2 Magnolia Crescent[2] and a high fence.[1]



On 6 August, 1993, this alleyway[1] was where Harry Potter first saw Sirius Black in his Animagus dog form.[2]


This alley was also the setting of the Dementor attack on Harry Potter and Dudley Dursley[1] ordered by Dolores Umbridge in an attempt to silence the former on the events surrounding the Return of the Dark Lord.[3]

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 1 (Dudley Demented)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 3 (The Knight Bus)
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 32 (Out of the Fire)