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The '''Cupboard under the stairs''' was [[Harry Potter]]'s room in the [[Dursley family|Dursley]] household, at [[4 Privet Drive]] in [[Little Whinging]], [[Surrey]]. The cupboard was described as small and dusty, with lots of [[spider]]s.
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The '''Cupboard Under the Stairs'''<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref> was [[Harry Potter]]'s room in the [[Dursley family|Dursley]] household, at [[4 Privet Drive]] in [[Little Whinging]], [[Surrey]]. The cupboard was described as small and dusty, with lots of [[spider]]s.
   
 
==History==
 
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When Harry's [[James and Lily Potter|father and mother]] were killed in [[1981]], Harry was brought to his maternal aunt, [[Petunia Dursley]]. She and her husband [[Vernon Dursley|Vernon]] reluctantly took him in, but treated him poorly, mostly because his parents had been [[magic]]al and they feared that Harry would also turn out to be a "freak". Instead of being given a real bedroom, Harry was kept in the cupboard under the stairs.
 
When Harry's [[James and Lily Potter|father and mother]] were killed in [[1981]], Harry was brought to his maternal aunt, [[Petunia Dursley]]. She and her husband [[Vernon Dursley|Vernon]] reluctantly took him in, but treated him poorly, mostly because his parents had been [[magic]]al and they feared that Harry would also turn out to be a "freak". Instead of being given a real bedroom, Harry was kept in the cupboard under the stairs.
   
The Dursleys' fears about Harry being [[Wizards|magical]] turned out to be correct, as Harry received an [[Hogwarts acceptance letter|invitation]] to attend [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in [[1991]]. The first letter was addressed: ''Mr H Potter The Cupboard under the stairs''. This prompted the Dursleys to allow Harry to move into what had previously been his cousin [[The Smallest Bedroom|Dudley's second bedroom]]. Despite the Dursleys' numerous attempts to prevent Harry from accepting the offer, he soon went to Hogwarts. From [[1992]] onwards, Harry slept in [[Dudley Dursley|Dudley]]'s second bedroom and the cupboard was used by the Dursleys to store Harry's [[magic]]al possessions while he was staying with them during the summer holidays.
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The Dursleys' fears about Harry being [[Wizards|magical]] turned out to be correct, as Harry received an [[Hogwarts acceptance letter|invitation]] to attend [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in [[1991]]. The first letter was addressed: ''Mr H Potter The Cupboard under the stairs''. This prompted the Dursleys to allow Harry to move into what had previously been his cousin [[The Smallest Bedroom|Dudley's second bedroom]]. Despite the Dursleys' numerous attempts to prevent Harry from accepting the offer, he soon went to Hogwarts. From [[1992]] onwards, Harry slept in [[Dudley Dursley|Dudley]]'s second bedroom and the cupboard was used by the Dursleys to store Harry's [[magic]]al possessions while he was staying with them during the summer holidays, until the Dursleys learned of [[Sirius Black]]'s existence and no longer made Harry hide his things there.
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In [[1997]], as Harry left 4 Privet Drive for the last time, he took a look inside the cupboard, which was now being used to store stacked shoes and umbrellas.<ref name="DH4">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Chapter 4 - (''The Seven Potters'')</ref>
   
 
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*''[[Pottermore]]''
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Latest revision as of 01:59, June 11, 2013

Harry cupboard under the stairs
Cupboard Under the Stairs
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Under the stairs in 4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey

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The Cupboard Under the Stairs[1] was Harry Potter's room in the Dursley household, at 4 Privet Drive in Little Whinging, Surrey. The cupboard was described as small and dusty, with lots of spiders.

HistoryEdit

When Harry's father and mother were killed in 1981, Harry was brought to his maternal aunt, Petunia Dursley. She and her husband Vernon reluctantly took him in, but treated him poorly, mostly because his parents had been magical and they feared that Harry would also turn out to be a "freak". Instead of being given a real bedroom, Harry was kept in the cupboard under the stairs.

The Dursleys' fears about Harry being magical turned out to be correct, as Harry received an invitation to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1991. The first letter was addressed: Mr H Potter The Cupboard under the stairs. This prompted the Dursleys to allow Harry to move into what had previously been his cousin Dudley's second bedroom. Despite the Dursleys' numerous attempts to prevent Harry from accepting the offer, he soon went to Hogwarts. From 1992 onwards, Harry slept in Dudley's second bedroom and the cupboard was used by the Dursleys to store Harry's magical possessions while he was staying with them during the summer holidays, until the Dursleys learned of Sirius Black's existence and no longer made Harry hide his things there.

In 1997, as Harry left 4 Privet Drive for the last time, he took a look inside the cupboard, which was now being used to store stacked shoes and umbrellas.[2]

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Pottermore
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 4 - (The Seven Potters)

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