Sir Paul McCartney's childhood home sells for £150,000 at auction

Sir Paul McCartney's childhood home has been sold to a UK bidder for £150,000. Credit: Countrywide Property Auctions

Sir Paul McCartney's childhood home in Liverpool has sold for £150,000 at an auction in the city.

The three-bedroom, mid-terrace former council house fetched £50,000 over the guide price, and was snapped up by an anonymous bidder in the UK despite international interest in the sale at the city's Cavern Club.

The former Beatle was four years old when his parents, Jim and Mary, moved into 72 Western Avenue in Speke in south Liverpool in 1947.

Sir Paul McCartney lived at the house in Speke until he was ten years old. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/ABACAUSA.COM

The family lived at the address for six years before moving to the Allerton area of the city.

In October 2013, John Lennon's childhood home in Newcastle Road in Wavertree sold at auction for £480,000 and last year George Harrison's former home in Upton Green in Speke fetched £156,000.