Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Nelson (BB9 9)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Nelson (BB9 9).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Nelson 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. 3, Belgrave Street, Nelson, sold for £55,000 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 68 square metres, the price per sqm is £808.

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. £1,350-£1,500, £1,500-£1,650, £1,650-£1,800 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 164 sales in Nelson (BB9 9) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Nelson (BB9 9)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Nelson

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 Nelson (BB9 9). Of the 164 transactions, half were sold for between £740 and £1,220 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £1,220m2. 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 'BB9 9' is £920. The table below shows how 'BB9 9' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BB9 8 Barrowford £1,010m2 £1,340m2 £1,690m2
BB9 6 Barrowford £1,830m2 £2,310m2 £2,820m2
BB9 0 Brierfield £840m2 £1,190m2 £1,770m2
BB9 7 Nelson £760m2 £890m2 £1,040m2
BB9 9 Nelson £740m2 £920m2 £1,220m2
BB9 5 Brierfield £850m2 £1,150m2 £1,890m2

Will Nelson 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 BB9 9 (Nelson). 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 BB9 9 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Nelson (BB9 9) over time
House price trends for Nelson

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Price map for Nelson

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 Nelson. 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 Nelson
House price heatmap for Nelson

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Whitehall Street, Nelson, BB9 9J 73m2 £614 21
Chapel House Road, Nelson, BB9 9D 76m2 £770 18
Pine Street, Nelson, BB9 9H 73m2 £855 17
Smith Street, Nelson, BB9 9H 74m2 £665 17
Tavistock Street, Nelson, BB9 9J 75m2 £791 16
Barkerhouse Road, Nelson, BB9 9L 98m2 £1,778 15
Barkerhouse Road, Nelson, BB9 9N 96m2 £1,040 14
Barkerhouse Road, Nelson, BB9 9E 99m2 £972 12

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Nelson 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
3, Belgrave St, Nelson £55,000
68 808
22, Whitehall St, Nelson £39,999
100 399
18, Victory Close, Nelson £111,000
55 2,018

See the entire list of all sales in Nelson (BB9 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.