Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Lansdown (BA1 9)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Lansdown (BA1 9).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Lansdown is not much use. However, knowing average price per square metre can be quite useful. Price per sqm allows some comparison between properties of different size. We define price per square metre as the sold price divided by the internal area of a property:

£ per sqm = price ÷ internal area
E.g. 30, Cornishmens Road, Lansdown, Bath, sold for £420,000 on Aug-2023. Given the internal area of 72 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,833.

England & Wales have been officially metric for many decades. However house price per square foot is sometimes prefered by those of sufficiently advanced age. They may want to convert metres on this page to square feet.

The chart below is called a histogram, it helps you see the distribution of this house price per sqm data. To make this chart we put the sales data into a series of £ per sqm 'buckets' (e.g. £4,250-£4,500, £4,500-£4,750, £4,750-£5,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 33 sales in Lansdown (BA1 9) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Lansdown (BA1 9)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Lansdown

You can see the spread of prices above. This is because although internal area is a key factor in determining valuation, it is not the only factor. Many factors other than size affect desirability; these factors could be condition, aspect, garden size, negotiating power of the vendor etc.

That said, the spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Lansdown (BA1 9). Of the 33 transactions, half were sold for between £4,930 and £5,760 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,760m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

For the average, we calculate the 'median' or middle price. The median price per square metre in 'BA1 9' is £5,250. The table below shows how 'BA1 9' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BA1 7 Batheaston £3,980m2 £4,760m2 £5,660m2
BA1 6 Larkhall £4,240m2 £5,000m2 £5,680m2
BA1 8 Upper Swainswick £4,750m2 £5,360m2 £5,580m2
BA1 3 Lower Weston £4,340m2 £4,930m2 £5,470m2
BA1 1 Bath £4,650m2 £5,900m2 £6,520m2
BA1 5 Lansdown £4,790m2 £5,640m2 £6,990m2
BA1 4 Weston £4,040m2 £4,750m2 £5,310m2
BA1 9 Lansdown £4,930m2 £5,250m2 £5,760m2
BA1 2 Bath £4,600m2 £5,690m2 £6,750m2

Will Lansdown house prices drop in 2024?

I cannot tell the future and don't believe anyone who says they can. I can however plot price trends - I have done this in the scatter plot below for BA1 9 (Lansdown). From this one could infer a range of reasonable possible future price falls or rises. In the chart below, the red dashed line is the house price trend for BA1 9 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Lansdown (BA1 9) over time
House price trends for Lansdown

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Lansdown and any other area, is not financial advice. Any information provided does not and cannot ever take in to account the particular financial situation, objectives or property needs of either you or anyone reading this information. Furthermore, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. This information is based on sold prices and internal area data provided by Land Registry and other third parties - I do not verify the accuracy of the Lansdown data or any other data I am given.

Price map for Lansdown

I've just finished coding the map I link to below. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Lansdown. You can zoom in all the way to individual properties and then all the way back out to see the whole country. The colours show the current estimated property values. I will explain more about the methodology and create a key next week.

Property price heatmap for Lansdown
House price heatmap for Lansdown

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Granville Road, Lansdown, BA1 9B 235m2 £5,610 13
Granville Road, Lansdown, BA1 9D 169m2 £5,346 8
Waller Gardens, Lansdown, BA1 9D 112m2 £4,895 8
Lansdown Road, Lansdown, BA1 9D 95m2 £5,111 8
Fairways, Lansdown, BA1 9D 105m2 £4,362 7
Beckford Drive, Lansdown, BA1 9A 133m2 £5,012 6
Ensleigh Avenue, Lansdown, BA1 9D 138m2 £4,376 6

Search for your street here.

New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 New build sales
Battle Walk, Lansdown, BA1 9A 95m2 £4,774 9

Battle Walk, Lansdown, BA1 9A has seen 9 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £472,285). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 95 m2, with an average price of £4,774 m2. This £sqm average is £-476 below the average for BA1 9. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium. In the case of Battle Walk the premium seems not to exist. Without more info we can only speculate why this may be. Perhaps it may be greater density and smaller gardens, but this is just a guess.

Raw data

Our analysis of Lansdown is derived from what is essentially a big table of sold prices from Land Registry with added property size information. Below are three rows from this table to give you an idea.

Address Paid m2 £/m2
30, Cornishmens Rd, Lansdown, Bath £420,000
72 5,833
25, Granville Rd, Lansdown, Bath £1,015,000
147 6,904
27, Granville Rd, Lansdown, Bath £1,035,000
147 7,040

See the entire list of all sales in Lansdown (BA1 9) here.


HouseMetric is a hobby, created out of a desire to see data and analysis not present on any free to use website. It is still a work in progress and I'll add more stuff in the near future.