John Lennon’s childhood home goes under the hammer

Beatles fans will have the opportunity to purchase a piece of history when John Lennon’s former childhood home goes to auction at the renowned Cavern Club in Liverpool on 29 October 2013.
The red-bricked terrace house of 9 Newcastle Road in Wavertree, Liverpool, was where John Lennon lived with his parents and grandparents from the day he was born on 9 October 1940 to around the age of five. It is also where John Lennon is said to have penned the song ‘One after 909’ later in his life.

9 Newcastle Road is located just a few streets from the famous Penny Lane area of Liverpool which featured in so many Beatles songs. The modest three-bedroom home with its attractive bay front comprises of a lounge, rear lounge, kitchen, three bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside there is a yard to the rear of the property.  The house has a guide price of between £150,000 and £250,000.

It is thought only a handful of people have owned the property since John Lennon lived there during the 1940’s.

Commenting on the sale of the property, the current owner said: “I’ll be sad to leave John Lennon’s first home but I am retired now and would really like a property with a bigger garden.

“I have made sure original features have been preserved so that they reflect the 1960s period, when the Beatles wowed the whole world with their rock and roll music. The main structure of the house and features, such as the original Victorian sliding sash windows, are as they were when John Lennon lived here with his parents and his grandparents from 1940 onwards.”

Stephen Giddins, Regional Sales Director of Merseyside based selling agent Entwistle Green, said: “We are delighted to be acting on behalf of the current owner of 9 Newcastle Road, a property which has such a unique history. The Beatles, arguably one the biggest bands of all time, still attract thousands of visitors to Liverpool each year, so to get the opportunity to offer for sale John Lennon’s first home is very exciting.

“Although the property 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 and would urge all interested parties to register their details as soon as possible to ensure they don’t miss out on this rare opportunity.”

Viewing is highly recommended.  For further information about the property or to register your interest, please telephone the auctioneer Countrywide Property Auctions on 0870 240 1140 or visit www.countrywidepropertyauctions.co.uk. Alternatively telephone or email the selling agent Entwistle Green.