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an examination of what we can deduce about the real-world position of various places mentioned in the Harry Potter books.
I had originally envisioned this essay on the locations of various places mentioned in the Potter books, other than Hogwarts itself, as one web-page: but I realised that that resulted in a single page with 20Mb-worth of illustrations which would take forever to load, so I cut it into a series of individual sections. They make most sense if read in the order listed, as several of the sites are grouped quite closely together and their analysis builds on maps and descriptions from previous sections.
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Diagon and Knockturn Alleys
Grimauld Place, the Ministry of Magic and St Mungo's
Little Whinging and Vernon's island
Ottery St Catchpole
Godric's Hollow (with an explanation for the infamous missing 26 hours)
The site of the Quidditch World Cup
The Horcrux cave
Other (Upper Flagley; Great and Little Hangleton; Malfoy Manor & the Forest of Dean)