October 02, 2013

John Lennon's Childhood Home To Be Auctioned - Update: Sold for £480,000


I have lots of posts about the Beatles on my blog. I never tire of them!

It’s quite remarkable that they seem to be in the news fairly often after all these years. 

by Nastassia Baroni
The childhood home of John Lennon will be sold at auction later this month.

Lennon lived at 9 Newcastle Road in Wavertree with his parents and grandparents until he was five years old. The property is also close to Penny Lane and it is thought to be where Lennon wrote the song One After 909 while visiting his grandparents.

The three-bedroom terrace home will go to auction on 29 October at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, where the Beatles performed many of their early gigs.

The reportedly “modest” home also has two reception rooms, a kitchen and a small backyard. The current owner said he has retained many of the property’s original structures, including the Victorian sliding slash windows.

Stephen Giddins, regional sales director of selling agent Entwistle Green, said: "Although the property is in need of some modernisation, it retains some of the original features that I’m sure a new owner would wish to keep. Taking into consideration the location, the property itself and the background we expect a lot of interest locally and internationally."

The guide price for the auction is set at is £150 000-£250 000.

Lennon’s other childhood home, at 251 Menlove Avenue in Liverpool, is preserved by the National Trust.

With many thanks to The Music Network



The Liverpool house that was John Lennon's very first home sold at auction Oct. 29 for £480,000 ($770,038), according to our friend Jackie Spencer of Beatleguides.com in Liverpool, who attended the auction at the historic Cavern Club.

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