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The Burrow is The family home of the Weasley family, located outside of Ottery St Catchpole in Devon, England. It was once used as a temporary headquarters for the Order of the Phoenix.


Burrow History
The Burrow began living in the Burrow prior to 1970, when the house was much shorter than it would eventually become. Arthur and Molly Weasley raised their nine children in the house, and as they needed more space, built upwards to accommodate the growing family, and it was quite evident by the Burrow’s appearance that magic was used to hold the structure upright. Following the death of Albus Dumbledore, the Weasleys open the Burrow to the (at the time) secret society the Order of the Phoenix to use as their headquarters. A few months later, on 1 August 1997, the Burrow was the location of one of the Weasley children, Bill Weasley, and his bride, Fleur Delacour, during the wedding, a commotion was started when the patronus of Kingsley Shacklebolt arrived and warned the attendees of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and the Death Eater’s successful takeover of the Ministry of Magic, and they were headed for the Burrow. The Death Eaters used the full power of the Ministry and broke the enchantments protecting the Burrow, but their primary target, Harry Potter, had already gotten away. After a few months under suspicion as “blood traitors” by the Ministry, the Burrow had to be abandoned by the remaining Weasley’s during the Easter holidays when the Death Eaters found out Ronald Weasley was helping Potter in the fight against He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. The Burrow is presumed destroyed by Death Eaters, though it is unknown if the Weasleys ever moved back or rebuilt.

Burrow Etymology 

“Burrow” comes from the Old English “burgh” which means “stronghold” or “fortress.”