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The '''Clock Tower''' is one of the older features of [[Hogwarts Castle]]. There lies the mechanism that run the towers clock. There is an [[Clock Tower Courtyard|old courtyard]] at its base, and at the top is the clear glass dial of the clock. There is space between the clocks movement and the dial for a person to either work on the clock or to stand and look out over the courtyard. There are five bells in the clock tower. The Clock Tower chimes every half hour and strikes a small bell at the beginning and conclusion of class sessions. What powers the clocks mechanism is currently unknown.
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The '''Clock Tower''' is one of the older features of [[Hogwarts Castle]]. Within the tower, lies the mechanism that run the antique clock. There is an [[Clock Tower Courtyard|old courtyard]] at its base, and at the top is the clear glass dial of the clock. There is space between the clocks movement and the dial for a person to either repair the clock or to stand and look out over the courtyard. There are five bells in the clock tower of various sizes, these bells appear to be made of copper as the bells are rather oxidized. The Clock Tower chimes every half hour and strikes a small bell at the beginning and conclusion of class sessions. What powers the clocks mechanism is currently unknown, but it is presumed to be weight driven.
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
[[File:Inside_the_hogwarts_clock_tower.jpg|thumb|The gears that run the Clock Tower.]]
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[[File:Inside the hogwarts clock tower.jpg|thumb|The gears that run the Clock Tower.]]
   
The Tower doesn't begin at the Ground Floor level. Because it's placed on top of a hill, the Tower begins at the Third Floor level. When you enter the Tower, there's a [[Clock Tower Entrance|large Hall]] with flights of wooden stairs at the right and left side and the pendulum of the Clock Tower can be seen as well. The first landing is at the Fourth Floor level. It's at this landing that are the clock's movement and transparent dial. A long corridor with an entrance to the [[Hospital wing]] is at this landing. This same corridor connects the Tower to the remaining castle. If you go up another flight of wooden stairs, you will get to another landing, this time at the Fifth Floor level. It's in this landing that are the clock's bells; four massive gold and copper bells and the beginning of the pendulum. There is another corridor at this landing; like the other, it links the Tower to the main castle.
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The Tower doesn't begin at the Ground Floor level. Because it's placed on top of a hill, the Tower begins at the Third Floor level. When you enter the Tower, there's a [[Clock Tower Entrance|large Hall]] with flights of wooden stairs at the right and left side and the pendulum of the Clock Tower can be seen slowly swinging as well. The first landing is at the Fourth Floor level. It's at this landing that are the clock's movement and transparent dial. A long corridor with the entrance to the [[Hospital wing]] is at this landing. This same corridor connects the Tower to the rest of the castle. If you go up another flight of wooden stairs, you will get to another landing, this time at the Fifth Floor level. It's in this landing that are the clock's bells; four massive gold and copper bells and the beginning of the pendulum. There is another corridor at this landing; like the other, it links the Tower to the main castle.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
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===Battle of Hogwarts===
 
===Battle of Hogwarts===
[[File:Copy_of_HPDH2-2208.jpg|thumb|240px|The Clock Tower's destruction.]]
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[[File:Copy of HPDH2-2208.jpg|thumb|240px|The Clock Tower's destruction.]]
During the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], the Clock Tower was heavily damaged, especially on the front side, by [[Death Eater]]s: much of the clock face was shattered, the clock mechanism was most likely destroyed and one of its bells somehow ended up at the [[Entrance Courtyard]]. However, the bell could have also come from the [[Bell Towers]], also Voldemort and Harry crashed into the ruined tower during their final battle. It is presumed that the tower reconstructed and the clock mechanism fully restored to working order sometime after.
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During the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], the Clock Tower was heavily damaged, especially on the front side, by [[Death Eater]]s: much of the clock face was oblitherated, the clock mechanism was badly damaged and one of its bells somehow ended up at the [[Entrance Courtyard]]. However, the bell could have also come from the [[Bell Towers]], also Voldemort and Harry crashed into the ruined tower during their final battle. It is presumed that the tower was reconstructed and the clock mechanism fully restored to working order sometime after the battle concluded.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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*The Clock Tower first appeared in the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' and is never mentioned in the books. This may be intended to highlight the theme of Time, which plays a central role in the film, and also to foreshadow [[Harry Potter|Harry]] and [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]]'s use of Hermione's [[Time-Turner]] at the film's climax to travel back in time in order to rescue [[Sirius Black]] and [[Buckbeak]]. However, at the beginning of the first book, there is a picture of Hogwarts depicting a tower with a clock.
 
*The Clock Tower first appeared in the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' and is never mentioned in the books. This may be intended to highlight the theme of Time, which plays a central role in the film, and also to foreshadow [[Harry Potter|Harry]] and [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]]'s use of Hermione's [[Time-Turner]] at the film's climax to travel back in time in order to rescue [[Sirius Black]] and [[Buckbeak]]. However, at the beginning of the first book, there is a picture of Hogwarts depicting a tower with a clock.
 
*In the books it is said that there are bells to signal the beginning and end of classes, so probably there was a Clock Tower at Hogwarts in the books.
 
*In the books it is said that there are bells to signal the beginning and end of classes, so probably there was a Clock Tower at Hogwarts in the books.
*The design of the clock appears to be based on the Old Town Clock (also called the "Orloj" - pronounced "OR-LOY") in Prague, Czech Republic. The Orloj tells not only the time, but shows the month, the sign of the Zodiac, and shows the relative positions of the moon and sun.
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*The design of the clock appears to be based on the Old Town Clock (also called the "Orloj" - pronounced "OR-LOY") in Prague, Czech Republic. The Orloj tells not only the time, but shows the month, the sign of the Zodiac, and shows the relative positions of the moon and sun. This type of clock is known as an "astronomical clock", and may be used by astronomy and divination students. 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', the sound of the bell chiming sounds very similar to the chiming of the bell inside the clock tower at the Palace of Westminster in London, popularly known as Big Ben. However, in the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' the sound of the bell is changed, and is not heard chiming in the subsequent films.
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', the sound of the bell chiming sounds very similar to the chiming of the bell inside the clock tower at the [[Palace of Westminster]] in London, popularly known as Big Ben. However, in the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' the sound of the bell is changed, and is not heard chiming in the subsequent films.
 
*The [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' only shows the third and fourth-floor landings and the outside of the Tower. All subsequent films only show the outside building of the Tower. In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)|video game version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', we are only shown the outside of the Tower, inside being the [[Entrance Hall]], but in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' and the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' all the Tower is shown, including all the landings and the exterior.
 
*The [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' only shows the third and fourth-floor landings and the outside of the Tower. All subsequent films only show the outside building of the Tower. In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)|video game version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', we are only shown the outside of the Tower, inside being the [[Entrance Hall]], but in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' and the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' all the Tower is shown, including all the landings and the exterior.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaption]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' onwards, when students are shown in the Clock Tower courtyard or down the hill from the Clock Tower, we never see the Clock's pendulum swinging in the background as it does in the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]].''
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaption]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' onwards, when students are shown in the Clock Tower courtyard or down the hill from the Clock Tower, we never see the Clock's pendulum swinging in the background as it does in the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]].''
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaption]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', a giant swinging pendulum can be seen behind [[Dolores Umbridge]] as she stands at the far end of the [[Great Hall]] during the [[Charms (class)|Charms]] [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]]. This is similar to what was shown in the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''. It could be said the the clock is used for the exams and is returned to the tower after exams are over..
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaption]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', a giant swinging pendulum can be seen behind [[Dolores Umbridge]] as she stands at the far end of the [[Great Hall]] during the [[Charms (class)|Charms]] [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]]. This is similar to what was shown in the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''. It could be said the clock is used for the exams and is returned to the tower after exams are over..
 
*In the video game of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, you get the mission to sabotage the Clock Tower so Dolores Umbridge cannot plan her lessons.
 
*In the video game of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, you get the mission to sabotage the Clock Tower so Dolores Umbridge cannot plan her lessons.
 
*In the scene were Harry and the Gryffindors run out of the Clock Tower with Harry's new [[Firebolt]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' they do not come down from the wooden staircase, but from the inner part of the [[Clock Tower Entrance]]. This may be an error on the filmmaker's part, but it is also possible they could have used one of the shortcuts seen in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)|video game version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' and the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)|video game version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''.
 
*In the scene were Harry and the Gryffindors run out of the Clock Tower with Harry's new [[Firebolt]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' they do not come down from the wooden staircase, but from the inner part of the [[Clock Tower Entrance]]. This may be an error on the filmmaker's part, but it is also possible they could have used one of the shortcuts seen in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)|video game version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' and the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)|video game version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''.

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Clocktower
Clock Tower
Location information
Location

Hogwarts Castle, Scotland, Great Britain

Affiliation

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

The Clock Tower is one of the older features of Hogwarts Castle. Within the tower, lies the mechanism that run the antique clock. There is an old courtyard at its base, and at the top is the clear glass dial of the clock. There is space between the clocks movement and the dial for a person to either repair the clock or to stand and look out over the courtyard. There are five bells in the clock tower of various sizes, these bells appear to be made of copper as the bells are rather oxidized. The Clock Tower chimes every half hour and strikes a small bell at the beginning and conclusion of class sessions. What powers the clocks mechanism is currently unknown, but it is presumed to be weight driven.

DescriptionEdit

Inside the hogwarts clock tower

The gears that run the Clock Tower.

The Tower doesn't begin at the Ground Floor level. Because it's placed on top of a hill, the Tower begins at the Third Floor level. When you enter the Tower, there's a large Hall with flights of wooden stairs at the right and left side and the pendulum of the Clock Tower can be seen slowly swinging as well. The first landing is at the Fourth Floor level. It's at this landing that are the clock's movement and transparent dial. A long corridor with the entrance to the Hospital wing is at this landing. This same corridor connects the Tower to the rest of the castle. If you go up another flight of wooden stairs, you will get to another landing, this time at the Fifth Floor level. It's in this landing that are the clock's bells; four massive gold and copper bells and the beginning of the pendulum. There is another corridor at this landing; like the other, it links the Tower to the main castle.

HistoryEdit

1993-1994 School YearEdit

During the 1993-1994 School Year, the Clock Tower Courtyard was where students waiting to visit the village of Hogsmeade would gather.

Battle of HogwartsEdit

Copy of HPDH2-2208

The Clock Tower's destruction.

During the Battle of Hogwarts, the Clock Tower was heavily damaged, especially on the front side, by Death Eaters: much of the clock face was oblitherated, the clock mechanism was badly damaged and one of its bells somehow ended up at the Entrance Courtyard. However, the bell could have also come from the Bell Towers, also Voldemort and Harry crashed into the ruined tower during their final battle. It is presumed that the tower was reconstructed and the clock mechanism fully restored to working order sometime after the battle concluded.

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit


Hogwarts Castle
Towers
Astronomy Tower · Bell towers · Central Tower · Clock Tower · Dark Tower · Founders' Tower · Gryffindor Tower · Headmaster's Tower · Herbology Tower · Hospital tower · Hufflepuff Duelling Turrets · Left Long Gallery tower · Marble Staircase Tower · North Tower · Quidditch tower · Ravenclaw Tower · Right Long Gallery tower · Second-floor girls' lavatory tower · Small Locked Tower ·Small tower by the Great Hall · 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 · Quintin 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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