– Simon Thurley, Chief Executive of English Heritage
The Beatles played an incredibly important role in the national cultural story. These new listings mark the special historical interest of the buildings where hits such as 'Please Please Me' were composed and where the phenomenon that was The Beatles began.
– Yoko Ono
I am delighted to learn that English Heritage have classified Mendips as a Grade II listed building. Mendips always meant a great deal to John and it was where his childhood dreams came true for himself and for the world.
The childhood homes of former Beatles John Lennon and Paul McCartney have become grade two listed buildings. "Mendips" in Woolton, Liverpool is where Lennon learned to play guitar. Sir Paul lived in nearby Forthlin Road. The band rehearsed and wrote some of their most famous songs there.
The Minister for tourism and heritage John Penrose is in Liverpool. He's announced Paul McCartney and John Lennon's home will be given listed status. Listing a building marks its special architectural and historic interest.