Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Ian Curtis' House Up For Sale

curtis5.jpg

It's a piece of music history, and it's available for an extremely reasonable price.

77 Barton Street in Macclesfield, the former home of legendary Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis is up for sale on Rightmove.

The 2 bedroom terraced house is described as a "character cottage, [offering] spacious accommodation with two reception rooms, a good size kitchen and a shared courtyard garden". The asking price is £115,000, with a local Macclesfield estate agent handling the sale - the singer's kitchen table was sold at auction in November 2013 for £8,400, so this seems like a bit of a bargain.

It does, of course, come with a rather macabre side to it, as Curtis committed suicide at the age of just 23 in the kitchen of the property, shortly before the band were due to undertake their first US tour in 1980. It was used for location shots in the 2007 Joy Division biopic Control and remains a place of pilgrimage for fans of the hugely influential band.

It was previously on the market in 2002, for an asking price of £64,950.

You can explore the local area by heading to Google Maps - click here to start at the property and click here for the full Rightmove listing.

TAKE OUR JOY DIVISION QUIZ HERE

DISCOVER 20 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT UNKNOWN PLEASURES HERE

Ian Curtis House
Ian Curtis House
Ian Curtis House
Ian Curtis House

Related

615x330_JoyDivHERO.jpg

The Ultimate Joy Division Quiz

hero1.jpg

20 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Unknown Pleasures

control.jpg

10 Best Music Biopics

techniquehero2a.jpg

12 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Technique

bandtshirtshero1.jpg

The 25 Coolest Band T-Shirts Ever

main1.jpg

Albums Reimagined As Architecture

Comments

More

Check out the exclusive euphoric new video from Tom Chaplin

Here's the promo for 'Still Waiting'

16 Jan 2017

David Bowie's most glorious rejections

Highly selective, and all the better for it

10 Jan 2017

The 17 albums you need in hear in 2017

Get your ears ready for these

by Dave Fawbert
09 Jan 2017

Can You Name 99 Songs From The 90s By A Single Video Screenshot?

09 Jan 2017

The KLF are coming back and this is why you should be excited

‘Transcentral, eternity, sheep’

by Dave Fawbert
05 Jan 2017

The biggest selling UK debut album of 2016 is pretty depressing

Even BRIT Award winner Jack Garratt couldn't top it

by Dave Fawbert
04 Jan 2017

This is the story behind that Bowie mugshot (and what happened next)

by Joe Ellison
01 Jan 2017

If there is any justice in the world this song will be Christmas No. 1

Chip Pan on Fire is the chart-topper we need

by Dave Fawbert
20 Dec 2016

The greatest alternative Christmas playlist

Festive (but not explicitly festive) tunes that you can hammer all year

by Tristan Cross
09 Dec 2016

Bear's Den's Ultimate Playlist

Indie folk Londoners reveal the songs they love

09 Dec 2016