Claremont Square

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Claremont Square is a square and reservoir on Pentonville Road in the London Borough of Islington.

History[edit]

The New River Company constructed the reservoir as Upper Pond in 1709. The Upper Pond was demolished in 1855 and replaced by the current covered brick reservoir, which was Grade II listed in 2000. The reservoir is still in use and is now supplied by the Thames Water Ring Main.

The square was developed between 1821 and 1828 and retains its original railings.

TV and Film[edit]

The film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) features the square as 12 Grimmauld Place.

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Coordinates: 51°31′52.4″N 0°6′37.2″W / 51.531222°N 0.110333°W / 51.531222; -0.110333