August 15, 2012 15:46

John Lennon's former home up for sale for £15 million

The Beatle lived in the Surrey mansion in the 1960s

John Lennon's former home up for sale for £15 million

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A mansion in Surrey that was owned by The Beatles' John Lennon has gone on the market for £15 million.

Lennon lived at Kenwood mansion in the St George's Hill area of Weybridge between 1964 and 1968 and is believed to have penned a number of tracks for 1967's 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' there, the BBC reports.

The legendary Beatle bought the property for just £20,000 on July 15 1964, living there with his first wife Cynthia before he married Yoko Ono in 1969 and moved to New York.

The property is described by estate agents Knight Frank as a "luxuriously finished family home, formerly owned by John Lennon, set in about 1.5 acres of exquisite gardens within the renowned St George’s Hill Estate."

It also contains a study and an attic, where Lennon installed the majority of his musical equipment.

Bill Martin, who wrote songs such as 'Puppet On A String' and 'Congratulations', brought the property for £40,000 in 1968 and it has changed hands a number of times since, most recently being sold for £5.8 million in January 2007.

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