Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Whalley (BB7 9)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Whalley (BB7 9).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Whalley 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. 6b, The Dene, Whalley, Clitheroe, sold for £350,000 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 79 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,430.

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. £3,250-£3,500, £3,500-£3,750, £3,750-£4,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 268 sales in Whalley (BB7 9) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Whalley (BB7 9)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Whalley

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 Whalley (BB7 9). Of the 268 transactions, half were sold for between £2,270 and £3,460 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,460m2. 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 'BB7 9' is £2,890. The table below shows how 'BB7 9' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BB7 3 Waddington £2,480m2 £3,220m2 £3,810m2
BB7 2 Clitheroe £2,120m2 £2,430m2 £2,870m2
BB7 4 Chatburn £2,300m2 £2,840m2 £3,360m2
BB7 9 Whalley £2,270m2 £2,890m2 £3,460m2
BB7 1 Pendleton £1,830m2 £2,110m2 £2,820m2

Will Whalley 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 BB7 9 (Whalley). 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 BB7 9 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Whalley (BB7 9) over time
House price trends for Whalley

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Price map for Whalley

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 Whalley. 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 Whalley
House price heatmap for Whalley

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Victoria Grove, Whalley, BB7 9D 118m2 £2,723 27
Pendle Drive, Whalley, BB7 9J 139m2 £2,277 19
Pasturelands Drive, Whalley, BB7 9L 87m2 £2,233 17
Oakdale Drive, Whalley, BB7 9F 90m2 £3,149 14
Billington Gardens, Whalley, BB7 9L 91m2 £1,971 14
King Street, Whalley, BB7 9S 109m2 £2,662 13
Whiteacre Lane, Whalley, BB7 9B 118m2 £2,637 13
Longworth Road, Whalley, BB7 9T 82m2 £1,741 13

Search for your street here.

New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 New build sales
Aspen Crescent, Whalley, BB7 9Z 127m2 £3,158 10
Cherry Tree Road, Whalley, BB7 9Y 121m2 £2,829 9

Aspen Crescent, Whalley, BB7 9Z has seen 10 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £420,312). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 127 m2, with an average price of £3,158 m2. This £sqm average is £268 above the average for BB7 9. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium so this is normal.

Raw data

Our analysis of Whalley 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
6b, The Dene, Whalley, Clitheroe £350,000
79 4,430
17, Hey Rd, Whalley, Clitheroe £295,000
84 3,511
11, Abbey Fields, Whalley, Clitheroe £295,000
50 5,900

See the entire list of all sales in Whalley (BB7 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.