One week countdown for Beatles’ childhood home to be auctioned

11.03.2016

With just one week to go until the childhood home of Beatles’ Ringo Starr goes under the hammer, interest from prospective buyers is building up in the UK and internationally.

Since Plus Dane Housing announced last month they would be selling number 10 Admiral Grove in Toxteth, where the former Beatle lived until he was 21, there have been plenty of enquiries from potential bidders.

The two-bed Victorian terrace property, which has its place in Beatles’ legend, will be auctioned at the Cavern Club on Thursday 24th March and the house has a guide price of £55,000.

Claire Griffiths, Plus Dane’s Executive Director of Property, said:

“From the community’s point of view, it’s good to see that the forthcoming auction is attracting so much interest because we’ve promised that any profits we make from the sale of Ringo Starr’s childhood home will be reinvested back into Plus Dane homes in the L8 area.

“We have taken on board the concerns of local residents and have put specific restrictions on the sale of the house so it cannot become a tourist attraction or museum.”

Ringo was born at nearby 9 Madryn Street in 1940 but moved to 10 Admiral Grove as a small child. He lived there with his family until he found fame, celebrating his 21st birthday party there and even got married from the property.

A regular haunt for the Fab Four in their younger days and other well-known faces on the Merseybeat scene including the late Cilla Black, the property holds plenty of memories. The Empress pub at the end of Admiral Grove was also famous for appearing on the front of Ringo’s first solo album, Sentimental Journey.

Part of the official Beatles Tour, the property still attracts fans daily.

Auctioneers Countrywide are confident the night of the auction will be a busy one as it attracts investors with an interest in the Fab Four.

Tony Webber, Auction Surveyor, Countrywide Property Auctions, said:

 “There has already been a great deal of interest in this property from potential buyers in the UK and internationally and it is a privilege to be dealing with such an iconic piece of Liverpool and the Beatles’ history. It is a truly unique property and you can sense the excitement building on the lead up to auction night. It promises to be a great evening.”

For enquiries regarding the auction and to make any viewing arrangements, contact Entwistle Green Allerton office on 0151 734 2220.