Beatles’ John Lennon’s Liverpool house sells at auction for £279,000

The chilhood home of John Lennon has been sold at auction

Once belonging to the family of legendary Beatles singer and songwriter John Lennon, the house has been sold at an auction for £279,000.

Located at Blomfield Road in Allerton, Liverpool, the house is said to have played an important role in the musical relationship between Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney.

The house is semi-detached and has three bedrooms, and was often used as a rehearsal space by Lennon and McCartney’s first band together – The Quarrymen.

It is said that the winning bidder is based in the UK and has purchased the house for his daughter, who is a huge fan of The Beatles.

The auctioneer, Paul Fairweather, said of the house: ‘This is a significant property in the history of The Beatles, famously a sanctuary for John and Paul.’

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He continued: ‘In their Quarrymen days, [they would] come and rehearse without fear of noise complaints and to listen to the records that inspired them.’

Lennon spent more time living with his aunt, Mary Smith (known affectionately as Mimi), who was stricter than Lennon’s mum, Julia.

This meant that the Blomfield Road residence became a refuge for Lennon and his friends to write and play music without fear of noise complaints.

Fairweather added: ‘We’re very pleased with the final selling price and are excited to see what plans the new owner has for the house.’

Offcourse there was ‘worldwide’ interest.

Fairweather had previously described Lennon’s family home as having ‘huge historical importance’ and that there had been international interest.

Omega also oversaw the sale of a house that once belonged to fellow Beatles member George Harrison, who died in November 2001 at the age of 58.

The house, which Harrison lived in as a child between 1949 and 1962, collected a sale price of £171,000 in November of last year.

On that occasion, the house was purchased by an American fan of the band who also saw it as ‘an investment’, according to Fairweather at the time.

Harrison was the youngest member of The Beatles when he joined up with Lennon and McCartney.

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