House prices in BA4 4 (Shepton Mallet)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Shepton Mallet (BA4 4).


Defining 'BA4 4'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BA4 4", this is also called the postcode sector. It is shown in red on the map above. There are no official names for postcode sectors so I've just labelled it Shepton Mallet.

You can click on the map labels to change to a neighbouring sector, or you can enter a different postcode sector (e.g. CM23 4) below.

FYI, a postcode sector is the full postcode without the last two letters.

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Shepton Mallet 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. Hartley House, Westholme Road, Shepton Mallet, sold for £900,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 246 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,658.

England & Wales have been officially metric since 1965. However house price per square foot is prefered by some estate agents and those of sufficiently advanced age ;-) They may want to convert square meters 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. £2,700-£3,000, £3,000-£3,300, £3,300-£3,600 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 104 sales in Shepton Mallet (BA4 4) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Shepton Mallet
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Shepton Mallet

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 Shepton Mallet (BA4 4). Of the 104 transactions, half were sold for between £2,810 and £4,030 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BA4 4' is £3,530. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,030 sqm. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for Shepton Mallet

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 Shepton Mallet. 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 Shepton Mallet
House price heatmap for Shepton Mallet

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BA4 4' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BA4 6 Evercreech £2,830 sqm £3,480 sqm £4,280 sqm
BA4 5 Shepton Mallet £2,620 sqm £3,050 sqm £3,460 sqm
BA4 4 Shepton Mallet £2,810 sqm £3,530 sqm £4,030 sqm

Will Shepton Mallet 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 chart below for BA4 4 (Shepton Mallet) compared with both the wider area BA4 and inflation (CPIH from the Office of National Statistics). The dashed trend lines in the chart show the average over time.

Historic price per square metre in Shepton Mallet,Shepton Mallet
House price trends for Shepton Mallet

For the most recent sales activity, rather than a summarized average, it is better to see the underlying data. This is shown in the chart below, where blue dots represent individual sales, click on them to see details. If there is an obvious trend you should be able to spot it here amid the noise from outliers.

Most recent BA4 4 sales
Recent trends for Shepton Mallet

Data from Land Registry comes in gradually over time. I update it every month but it takes about 5 months for the majority of sales for Shepton Mallet to be recorded. Disclaimer: I do not verify and cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. Outliers exist in the data, typically these are where the EPC registry records the internal area incorrectly, sometimes although very rarely the Land Registry price paid data can be wrong. The data provided throughout this website about Shepton Mallet 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.

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £sqm Recent sales
Walnut Grove, Shepton Mallet, BA4 4H 93 sqm £2,888 12
Hobbs Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 4L 95 sqm £2,592 11
Bourke Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 4F 79 sqm £3,442 8
Tanyard Lane, Shepton Mallet, BA4 4A 184 sqm £3,194 7
Station Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 4S 97 sqm £3,483 6
Amulet Way, Shepton Mallet, BA4 4T 68 sqm £3,403 6
Little Brooks Lane, Shepton Mallet, BA4 4B 90 sqm £2,827 5
Nalder Close, Shepton Mallet, BA4 4H 89 sqm £2,244 5

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Shepton Mallet 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 sqm £/sqm
Hartley House, Westholme Rd, Shepton Mallet £900,000
Mar-2024
246 3,658
36, Walnut Grove, Shepton Mallet £215,000
Mar-2024
61 3,524
Crossways House, , Shepton Mallet £425,000
Feb-2024
169 2,514

See the entire list of all sales in Shepton Mallet (BA4 4) here.

About

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