The childhood home of Beatles Ringo Starr, is to go up for auction! Number 10 Admiral Grove in Toxteth, where the band member lived until he was 21, is to go up for auction after the local housing association gave the okay for the sale to go ahead.
The two bed Victorian terrace was a regular hang out for the fabulous four during their younger years, among other well known local faces including the late Cilla Black.
The property still attracts fans daily as it is a stop on the official Beatles tour, Margaret Gorse, the tenant who had lived at the house for over 37 years was always happy to invite people in to take a look around. Margaret sadly passed away last year.
Following this Plus Dane made the decision to sell the house at auction on the 24th March 2016.
Claire Griffiths, Plus Dane’s Executive Director of Property, said:
“Plus Dane has considered all of the options in relation to this property following the sad death of Margaret, who was a well-respected figure in the community. We felt it would be most beneficial to the community for the property to be sold as any profits made will be reinvested back into Plus Dane homes in the L8 area.”
Taking on board the concerns local residents may have, a number of restrictions have been placed on the sale of the house so it cannot become a tourist attraction or museum.
The auction will be held at the Cavern Club on Thursday 24th March and the house has a guide price of £55,000, but auctioneers Countrywide are hoping it might attract investors with an interest in the Fab Four.
Tony Webber, Auction Surveyor, Countrywide Property Auctions, said:
“We are delighted and excited that Plus Dane Housing has chosen Countrywide to auction this property, which is such a unique part of Liverpool’s history as well as that of The Beatles. We have auctioned properties lived in by three other members of The Beatles – John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney, and we expect a high level of interest from potential buyers in the UK and internationally. We would urge all interested parties to register their details as soon as possible to ensure they don’t miss out on this rare opportunity.”
For enquiries regarding the auction and to make any viewing arrangements, contact Entwistle Green Allerton office on 0151 734 2220.