# House prices in BB7 9 (Whalley)

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

## Defining 'BB7 9'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BB7 9", 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 Whalley.

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 foot

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

£ per sqft = price ÷ internal area
E.g. Hadlea House, Chapel Close, Whalley, Clitheroe, sold for £420,000 on Apr-2024. Given the internal area of 828 square feet, the price per sqft is £506.

England & Wales have been officially metric for many decades. Convert this site to square meters.

The chart below is called a histogram, it helps you see the distribution of this house price per sqft data. To make this chart we put the sales data into a series of £ per sqft 'buckets' (e.g. etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 255 sales in Whalley (BB7 9) that took place in the last two years.

##### Distribution of £ per sqft for Whalley, Clitheroe
Distribution of £ per sqft 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.

The spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Whalley (BB7 9). Of the 255 transactions, half were sold for between £220 and £327 per square foot. The median, or 'middle', price per square foot in 'BB7 9' is £276. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £327 sqft. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

## Price map for Whalley, Clitheroe

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 Clitheroe. 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.

House price heatmap for Whalley, Clitheroe

## Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BB7 9' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BB7 1 Clitheroe £171 sqft £203 sqft £265 sqft
BB7 3 Waddington £249 sqft £306 sqft £355 sqft
BB7 2 Clitheroe £196 sqft £226 sqft £271 sqft
BB7 4 Chatburn £218 sqft £270 sqft £316 sqft
BB7 9 Whalley £220 sqft £276 sqft £327 sqft

## Will Clitheroe 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 BB7 9 (Whalley) compared with both the wider area BB7 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 foot in Whalley,Clitheroe
House price trends for Whalley

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 BB7 9 sales
Recent trends for Whalley

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 Clitheroe 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 Clitheroe 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 £sqft Recent sales
Pasturelands Drive, Whalley, BB7 9L 925 sqft £217 17
Pendle Drive, Whalley, BB7 9J 0 sqft £220 16
Billington Gardens, Whalley, BB7 9L 979 sqft £183 15
Longworth Road, Whalley, BB7 9T 882 sqft £162 15
Victoria Grove, Whalley, BB7 9D 0 sqft £257 13
Aspen Crescent, Whalley, BB7 9Z 0 sqft £320 13
Oakdale Drive, Whalley, BB7 9F 968 sqft £295 12
King Street, Whalley, BB7 9S 0 sqft £250 12

## 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.