House prices in BD22 0 (Cowling)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Cowling, Oakworth (BD22 0).


Defining 'BD22 0'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BD22 0", 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 Cowling.

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 Cowling 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. 6, Bamlett Brow, Cowling, Oakworth, sold for £282,500 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 100 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,825.

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. £2,800-£3,000, £3,000-£3,200, £3,200-£3,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 88 sales in Cowling (BD22 0) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Cowling, Oakworth
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Cowling

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 Cowling (BD22 0). Of the 88 transactions, half were sold for between £2,070 and £2,930 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BD22 0' is £2,450. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £2,930 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 Cowling, Oakworth

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 Oakworth. 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 Cowling
House price heatmap for Cowling, Oakworth

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BD22 0' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BD22 7 Oakworth £1,620 sqm £2,070 sqm £2,610 sqm
BD22 6 Keighley £1,340 sqm £1,810 sqm £2,280 sqm
BD22 0 Cowling £2,070 sqm £2,450 sqm £2,930 sqm
BD22 8 Haworth £1,620 sqm £2,100 sqm £2,730 sqm
BD22 9 Oxenhope £1,840 sqm £2,240 sqm £2,700 sqm

Will Oakworth 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 BD22 0 (Cowling) compared with both the wider area BD22 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 Cowling,Oakworth
House price trends for Cowling

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 BD22 0 sales
Recent trends for Cowling

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 Oakworth 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 Oakworth 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
Keighley Road, Cowling, BD22 0A 99 sqm £1,751 13
Hill Clough Grove, Cowling, BD22 0P 91 sqm £2,245 11
Fold Lane, Cowling, BD22 0B 85 sqm £1,851 10
Keighley Road, Cowling, BD22 0B 83 sqm £2,174 8
Longacre Lane, Cowling, BD22 0T 120 sqm £2,745 8
Mill Croft, Cowling, BD22 0A 62 sqm £2,814 7
Middleton, Cowling, BD22 0D 75 sqm £2,428 7
Gibb Street, Cowling, BD22 0B 60 sqm £1,881 7

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Raw data

Our analysis of Cowling 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
6, Bamlett Brow, Cowling, Oakworth £282,500
Mar-2024
100 2,825
1, Spring Wells, Cowling, Oakworth £244,445
Jan-2024
50 4,888
4, The Old Saw Mill, Cowling, Oakworth £199,500
Nov-2023
88 2,267

See the entire list of all sales in Cowling (BD22 0) here.

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