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A grandfather clock is a clock in a tall, free-standing wooden case, driven by weights.


There was a grandfather clock at 12 Grimmauld Place, which had a tendency to shoot heavy bolts a people as they passed by.[1]

There was a grandfather clock by the entrance to the Gryffindor common room.[2]

In 1993, Remus Lupin told his Defence Against the Dark Arts class that he once found a boggart in a grandfather clock. This may have been the grandfather clock at 12 Grimmauld place or by the entrance to the Gryffindor common room.[3]

The Weasleys had a modified grandfather clock in their home.[4]

In 1996, while Dumbledore's Army were at the Ministry, Harry Potter stunned a Death Eater; who fell back into a grandfather clock. On the same day, a Death Eater was toppling grandfather clocks and overturning desks.[5]

Also in 1996, when Harry Potter accompanied Albus Dumbledore to Budleigh Babberton, Harry found a splintered grandfather clock, with its face cracked.[6]

Percival Shacklehorn had a grandfather clock in his tent, in which Laura Thorn hid after a Mountain Troll appeared.[7]


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 6 (The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black)
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 16 (Through the Trapdoor)
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 7 (The Boggart in the Wardrobe)
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 10 (Mayhem at the Ministry)
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 35 (Beyond the Veil)
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 4 (Horace Slughorn)
  7. Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World - Case 2: The Smell of Fear

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