House prices in BB18 6 (Earby)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Earby, Barnoldswick (BB18 6).


Defining 'BB18 6'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BB18 6", 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 Earby.

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 Earby 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. 14, Main Street, Earby, Barnoldswick, sold for £187,500 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 96 square metres, the price per sqm is £1,953.

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. £2,350-£2,500, £2,500-£2,650, £2,650-£2,800 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 266 sales in Earby (BB18 6) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Earby, Barnoldswick
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Earby

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 Earby (BB18 6). Of the 266 transactions, half were sold for between £1,380 and £2,290 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BB18 6' is £1,700. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £2,290 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 Earby, Barnoldswick

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 Barnoldswick. 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 Earby
House price heatmap for Earby, Barnoldswick

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BB18 6' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BB18 6 Earby £1,380 sqm £1,700 sqm £2,290 sqm
BB18 5 Barnoldswick £1,410 sqm £1,670 sqm £2,210 sqm

Will Barnoldswick 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 BB18 6 (Earby) compared with both the wider area BB18 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 Earby,Barnoldswick
House price trends for Earby

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 BB18 6 sales
Recent trends for Earby

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 Barnoldswick 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 Barnoldswick 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
Colne Road, Earby, BB18 6T 85 sqm £2,292 19
Colne Road, Earby, BB18 6X 115 sqm £1,181 16
Lower East Avenue, Earby, BB18 6D 61 sqm £1,635 16
Green End Avenue, Earby, BB18 6N 96 sqm £1,065 14
Avon Drive, Earby, BB18 6E 71 sqm £2,038 12
Longroyd Road, Earby, BB18 6N 108 sqm £1,352 11
Lower West Avenue, Earby, BB18 6D 97 sqm £1,188 10
Lincoln Road, Earby, BB18 6Q 76 sqm £1,313 10

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Raw data

Our analysis of Earby 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
14, Main St, Earby, Barnoldswick £187,500
Mar-2024
96 1,953
2, East Avenue, Earby, Barnoldswick £146,000
Feb-2024
87 1,678
12, Welbury Close, Earby, Barnoldswick £242,515
Jan-2024
86 2,819

See the entire list of all sales in Earby (BB18 6) here.

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