Actor Laurence Olivier was born in this house
in 26 Wathen Road, Dorking. His father and grandfather were clerics in the local church
Hilltop, a 17th-century house at Sawrey near Hawkshead, in Cumbria Cumbria was the home
of novelist Beatrix Potter who bought the house
and its 34-acre (14 ha) working farm in 906 as
her home away from London and her artistic retreat. She left the house to the National Trust.
Jane Austen lived in this house in the Hampshire village of Chawlton
Not all houses can boast a famous actor or author. This house in Cranley Gardens, Muswell Hill, London had a gruesome history and was home to serial killer Dennis Nilsen. He put parts of some of his corpses down the drain in this house
Stonehill House in Sussex is described as the perfect timber framed house. It was once home to J.M.Barrie for 15 years after he had written Peter Pan.
Rock star Keith Emerson owned it between 1970's and 1980's
8A Victoria Street,Eastwood, Nottingham is the birthplace of DG Lawrence who was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter.
Greenway Road, Galmpton, near Brixham, was the home in Devon of the author Agatha Christie. Greenway and its surroundings in their entirety or in parts are described in many of her novels
251,Menlove Avenue, Liverpool is now a National Trust home where John Lennon of the Beatles lived during his youth from 1945 to 1963 The house belonged to Lennon's Aunt Mimi who took John in at the age of five, after his mother,was persuaded that it would be better for Mimi to take care of him.
Johns mother was run over by a car and killed in front of this house when John was 17. He remained there until mid-1963, when he was 22 years old.
Kenneth Grahame who later wrote Wind
in the Willows was born in this house
in Castle Street, Edinburgh
20 Forthlin Road, South Liverpool is a National Trust property and the house in which Paul McCartney had lived for several years before he rose to fame with The Beatles.
The house was built by the local authority and the McCartney family moved into the house in 1955. The Trust markets the house as "the birthplace of the Beatles", since this is the place where The Beatles composed and rehearsed their earliest songs
9, Fernhead Road, London W.9 was the
birthplace of arguably Britains best known and most loved comedy actor and clown Norman Wisdom.
287, Kennington Road, London SE11 was once home to Charlie Chaplin.
Destined to become the most well known and famous star of early cinema he lived in awful poverty here and at the age of seven was sent to a workhouse and then a paupers school when his mother was committed to an asylum.
Actor, comedian and Goon Peter Sellers was born in this house in Castle Street, Southsea, Portsmouth. Sellers' parents were vaudeville entertainers, and at two days old, Sellers was carried onto the stage at King's Theatre,Southsea.
Where would you expect to meet George Frederick Handel and Jimmy Hendrix side by side? In Brook Street Mayfair is the answer - Nos 23 and 25.. Twin blue plaques on the outside wall pay tribute to the extraordinary flatmates separated by two centuries.Handel lived there for almost 40 years and wrote the Messiah there and died in the first floor bedroom in 1759. Hendrix arguably the greatest rock guitarist lived there for two years from 1968 until his untimely death.
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