London: The childhood home of Stan Laurel - of the legendary Hollywood comedy duo Laurel and Hardy - will be auctioned this month.
Bids for the house in Bishop Auckland in Durham county, where the actor lived with his parents, would start at 40,000 pounds, a daily reported.
Laurel was born in Cumbria but spent much of his childhood in Bishop Auckland and was educated at the town`s King James Grammar School.
Above the front door of the house a commemorative plaque reads: "Stan Laurel (Arthur Stanley Jefferson) of Laurel and Hardy lived in this house with his parents. He was baptised in St Peter`s Church on 21st October 1891."
A spokeswoman for the estate agents said she hoped the property would attract Laurel and Hardy fans.
Laurel died aged 74 in the US in 1965.