Paul McCartney's childhood home sells for $231,000

Paul McCartney's former childhood home in Speke sold for £150,000 ($231,142) in a sale in Liverpool's famous Cavern Club on February 26.

The sum is around double the price of an average property on the same road.

McCartney house Entwistle
McCartney lived in the house in Speke for six years during his childhood

Number 72 Western Terrace was home to the former Beatle from his early childhood and into the mid-1950s.

It was described prior to the sale as a must for "any keen Beatles enthusiast wishing to own a significant part of Paul McCartney's history in the form of a well presented family home".

The event followed on from the sale of John Lennon's former home, which sold for £480,000 ($772,114) in 2013. George Harrison's home made £156,000 ($252,213) last year - significantly above the house price for the area.

Andrew Brown, auctioneer at Countrywide Property, told the Liverpool Echo: "We are delighted to have sold such an iconic piece of The Beatles and Liverpool's history.

"All of the Beatles properties we've sold have gone to real Beatles fans, which is great. The Beatles are such a big part of not only Liverpool culture but British culture too."

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