The Quad (also known as the Paved Courtyard) is a courtyard located on the Hogwarts Castle exterior area. It is connected to the Viaduct and the Boathouse. Four towers are located at either corner of this courtyard: The Grand Staircase Tower, Gryffindor Tower, North Tower and Stone Bridge Tower; and the Hospital Tower and Suspension Bridge Towers are located in the middle of two different sides. Gobstones players usually come into this courtyard to play "Snake Pit" and it is home to a Talking Gargoyle. This courtyard is also home to the Slytherin Duelling Club. The Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh floor Corridors pass right next to this courtyard. A balcony is known to circulate this courtyard.
Later on there was heavy battles going on here between Hogwartians, students and teachers, and Death Eaters. Most of the area was destroyed, including pieces of the battlements above that crashed down in the Quad.
Behind the scenes
- The courtyard changes significantly between the film adaptations of Prisoner of Azkaban and the Goblet of Fire.
- In first three films, the courtyard is a grassy cloister similar to the Middle Courtyard, but with walkway paved in a cross patern similar to the Viaduct Courtyard,with a fountain in the centre.It is clearly shown only once in the second film, and possibly, first film.
- The courtyard is never shown in the Order of the Phoenix or the Half-Blood Prince film adaptations, but it is seen partially in the Goblet of Fire. It can also be seen in the Hogwarts Castle replica. In the replica, neither the cloister nor the grassy area are seen. Furthermore, the courtyard has two main entrances now (one leading to the Viaduct and the other leading to a new path to the Boathouse) and the Hospital Tower is added from the third film adaptation. It is assumed that the new courtyard remains the same in the subsequent film adaptations. In the final one, the courtyard can be seen as it was in the replica.
- The portrayal in the video games is slightly different.
- In the video game adaptations of Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets, there is no cloister or grass.
- In the video game adaptation of Prisoner of Azkaban, the Hospital Tower is added. Also a new entrance to the Middle Courtyard (connected by the Suspension Bridge) is added.
- In the video game adaptations of Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince, the new entrances and a cloister are added. Also, in the video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, a passage is added that goes from the courtyard down to the dungeon level, down a hallway and to the basement level of the Grand Staircase.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) (First appearance) (briefly)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) (briefly)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film) (briefly)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film) (briefly)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) (briefly)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Briefly in Start Menu)
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Name appears on a tapestry) (First identified as The Quad)
Notes and references
- ↑ See this image.
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) PS2 version