John Lennon's childhood Liverpool home sells for £279,000 at auction
He’s leaving home! John Lennon’s childhood semi-detached where he practiced with Paul McCartney before the pair founded The Beatles sells for £279,000 at auction
- John Lennon’s childhood home in Liverpool has sold at auction for £279,000
- The Beatles singer-songwriter would go to rehearse at his mother’s house
- Paul McCartney and The Quarrymen would also play in the Allerton property
The family home of Beatles frontman John Lennon, where he would practice with Paul McCartney as a teenager, has sold at auction for £279,000.
The three-bedroom semi-detached house, located at 1 Blomfield Road, in Allerton, Liverpool, reportedly played a instrumental role his musical development.
The property, just a short drive away from Strawberry Field, was remembered fondly by several of Lennon’s family members for its small size.
Despite it being slightly cramped, Lennon and McCartney and members of the duo’s first band, The Quarrymen, would cram into rooms to practice.
The house was occupied by Lennon’s mother, Julia Lennon, her partner Bobby Dykins, and John’s two sisters Julia and Jackie – the family lived there between 1950 and 1958
Julia Lennon was notoriously less strict than his Aunt Mimi, with whom John stayed more permanently. So the house became a refuge for them to rehearse music without fear of complaints.
The home was also where, in 1958, a 17-year-old John was informed that his mum had tragically died in an accident.
The home of Julia Lennon, John Lennon’s mother, on Blomfield Road in Liverpool has sold at auction for £279,000
The three-bedroom house played a significant role in both Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney’s musical development
The former council house on Blomfield Road in Liverpool, was once home to Lennon’s mother Julia, her partner Bobby Dykins, and John’s two sisters Julia and Jackie
The Quarrymen used to jam at the house as John’s Aunt Mimi and her neighbours were prone to complain about the noise
The home features original cupboards, doors and fittings that have been in place since Julia lived there
The property was offered by music and entertainment specialists Omega Auctions, who previously sold a house that George Harrison lived in for £171,000 in a sale in November 2021.
The auction house said that the winning bidder was UK-based and had purchased the property for their daughter, a huge Beatles fan.
Auctioneer Paul Fairweather said: ‘This is a significant property in the history of The Beatles, famously a sanctuary for John and Paul in their Quarrymen days to come and rehearse without fear of noise complaints and to listen to the Rock n Roll records that inspired them.
‘We’re very pleased with the final selling price and are excited to see what plans the new owner has for the house.’
Mr Fairweather previously described the house as having ‘huge historical importance’ and that there had been worldwide interest in both properties.
The home features a large back garden, and a pretty front garden with two reception rooms, a kitchen, fireplace, three ‘good-sized’ bedrooms and a separate toilet and a bathroom with a large shower and sink.
The home also features original cupboards, doors and fittings that have been in place since Julia lived there.
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