Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Frome (BA11 1)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Frome (BA11 1).


Defining 'BA11 1'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BA11 1", this is also called the postcode sector. It is shown in red on the map above. You can click on the map labels to change to a neighbouring sector.

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Frome 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. Flat 4 42, Catherine Street, Frome, sold for £190,000 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 97 square metres, the price per sqm is £1,958.

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. £2,800-£3,000, £3,000-£3,200, £3,200-£3,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 198 sales in Frome (BA11 1) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Frome (BA11 1)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Frome

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.

The spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Frome (BA11 1). Of the 198 transactions, half were sold for between £3,050 and £4,160 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BA11 1' is £3,660. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,160m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for Frome

Do have a look at the interactive price map I created. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Frome. 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.

Property price heatmap for Frome
House price heatmap for Frome

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BA11 1' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BA11 3 Frome £3,620m2 £4,030m2 £4,490m2
BA11 5 Frome £3,290m2 £3,870m2 £4,310m2
BA11 6 Rode £3,660m2 £4,350m2 £4,910m2
BA11 1 Frome £3,050m2 £3,660m2 £4,160m2
BA11 2 Frome £3,620m2 £4,080m2 £4,600m2
BA11 4 Frome £3,330m2 £3,870m2 £4,370m2

Will Frome 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 BA11 1 (Frome). 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 BA11 1 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Frome (BA11 1) over time
House price trends for Frome

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Frome 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 Frome data or any other data I am given.

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Park Road, Frome, BA11 1E 62m2 £2,653 23
Keyford, Frome, BA11 1J 80m2 £3,525 21
Portway, Frome, BA11 1Q 92m2 £2,893 20
Locks Hill, Frome, BA11 1N 134m2 £3,571 15
Catherine Street, Frome, BA11 1D 93m2 £3,243 15
Butts Hill, Frome, BA11 1H 104m2 £3,071 15
Victoria Road, Frome, BA11 1R 99m2 £3,378 14
Knights Maltings, Frome, BA11 1F 74m2 £2,919 13

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Frome 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
Flat 4 42, Catherine St, Frome £190,000
Feb-2024
97 1,958
61, Locks Hill, Frome £170,000
Feb-2024
50 3,400
29, Catherine St, Frome £835,000
Jan-2024
229 3,646

See the entire list of all sales in Frome (BA11 1) here.

About

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.