Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Thornton (BD13 3)

Defining 'BD13 3'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BD13 3", this is also called the postcode sector. It is shown in red on the map above. You can click on the map labels to change to a neighbouring sector.

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Thornton 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. 1, Lyon Street, Thornton, Queensbury, sold for £107,000 on Jan-2024. Given the internal area of 61 square metres, the price per sqm is £1,754.

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. £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 183 sales in Thornton (BD13 3) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Thornton (BD13 3)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Thornton

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 Thornton (BD13 3). Of the 183 transactions, half were sold for between £1,490 and £2,290 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BD13 3' is £1,830. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £2,290m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for Thornton

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 Thornton. 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 Thornton

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BD13 3' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BD13 1 Queensbury £1,550m2 £2,060m2 £2,550m2
BD13 4 Denholme £1,380m2 £1,900m2 £2,320m2
BD13 2 Queensbury £1,620m2 £2,060m2 £2,480m2
BD13 5 Cullingworth £1,900m2 £2,550m2 £2,900m2
BD13 3 Thornton £1,490m2 £1,830m2 £2,290m2

Will Thornton 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 BD13 3 (Thornton). 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 BD13 3 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Thornton (BD13 3) over time
House price trends for Thornton

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Hill Top Road, Thornton, BD13 3Q 86m2 £1,988 15
Sapgate Lane, Thornton, BD13 3D 100m2 £1,833 13
Leaventhorpe Lane, Thornton, BD13 3B 84m2 £2,098 13
Thornton Road, Thornton, BD13 3A 97m2 £2,266 10
North Cliffe Drive, Thornton, BD13 3E 80m2 £1,913 9
Oakhall Park, Thornton, BD13 3Q 109m2 £2,323 9
Thornton Road, Thornton, BD13 3N 103m2 £1,704 9
High Street, Thornton, BD13 3E 63m2 £1,460 8

Raw data

Our analysis of Thornton 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.