In February 2012, each this home and Paul McCartney’s childhood house at 20 Forthlin Road have been Grade II listed by English Heritage.
Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono purchased the home in March 2002, and donated it to the National Trust with a purpose to put it aside from additional demolition and property speculators. The home was then restored to its Nineteen Fifties look. At a joint press convention with the National Trust in March 2003, when it was introduced that the restoration work was completed and the home could be opened to the general public, Yoko Ono stated: “When John’s home got here up on the market I needed to protect it for the folks of Liverpool and John Lennon and Beatles followers everywhere in the world.”
On 7 December 2000, the day earlier than the twentieth anniversary of John Lennon’s dying, 251 Menlove Avenue was adorned with an English Heritage blue plaque, carrying the textual content “JOHN LENNON 1940–1980 Musician and Songwriter
lived right here 1945–1963“.
During the filming of the American TV movie In His Life: The John Lennon Story in 2000, the then-owner of the home allowed the movie crew inside, and in addition allowed them to knock down a downstairs wall to make room for the cameras. This resulted in 150 bricks being eliminated, which later have been bought to Beatles followers.
Despite having bought 20 Forthlin Road, the childhood residence of Paul McCartney, the National Trust confirmed little interest in buying the property on Menlove Avenue, claiming that, not like McCartney’s house, no Beatles songs had been composed at Mendips. However, McCartney remembers at the very least one music, “I’ll Get You”, being written there. “Please Please Me” was additionally written there.
In 1965 Mimi bought the property, taking away a number of the furnishings and making a gift of others.
The 1933-built  semi-detached property, which belonged to John Lennon’s aunt Mimi and her husband George Smith, is in Woolton, south Liverpool. Lennon moved there in July 1946 on the age of 5 from 9 Newcastle Road within the close by suburb of Wavertree. He lived at Mendips after his mom, who was residing together with her boyfriend, was persuaded that it might be higher for his Aunt Mimi and George to deal with him. He remained at Mendips till mid-1963, when he was 22 years outdated. It was roughly 30 metres north west of this home that Lennon’s mom Julia was hit by a automotive and killed on the night of 15 July 1958.
251 Menlove Avenue is the childhood house of the Beatles’ John Lennon. Located within the Woolton suburb of Liverpool, it’s nicknamed Mendips after the Mendip Hills. The Grade II listed constructing is preserved by the National Trust.