Lacock Abbey was home to William Fox Talbot, known for his contributions to the invention of photography. This country home was built upon the foundations Lacock Abbey former nunnery complete with medieval rooms and cloister court. Many of the classroom scenes in Harry Potter were filmed at Lacock Abbey. The Sacristy was Snape’s classroom and the Warming Room was home to Professor Quirrell. The Cauldron that appears in the classroom is actually a fixture in the abbey.