Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Sturminster Marshall (BH21 4)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Sturminster Marshall (BH21 4).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Sturminster Marshall 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. 9, Kings Street, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne, sold for £375,000 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 75 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,000.

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. £4,150-£4,500, £4,500-£4,850, £4,850-£5,200 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 50 sales in Sturminster Marshall (BH21 4) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Sturminster Marshall (BH21 4)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Sturminster Marshall

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 Sturminster Marshall (BH21 4). Of the 50 transactions, half were sold for between £3,760 and £4,990 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,990m2. 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 'BH21 4' is £4,330. The table below shows how 'BH21 4' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BH21 1 Merley £3,840m2 £4,490m2 £5,140m2
BH21 2 Colehill £3,850m2 £4,540m2 £5,090m2
BH21 6 Three Legged Cross £3,390m2 £4,080m2 £4,680m2
BH21 4 Sturminster Marshall £3,760m2 £4,330m2 £4,990m2
BH21 7 Holt £4,350m2 £5,660m2 £6,230m2
BH21 3 Corfe Mullen £3,850m2 £4,270m2 £4,820m2
BH21 8 Woodlands £4,440m2 £5,420m2 £5,680m2
BH21 5 Cranborne £3,900m2 £4,210m2 £5,360m2

Will Sturminster Marshall 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 BH21 4 (Sturminster Marshall). 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 BH21 4 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Sturminster Marshall (BH21 4) over time
House price trends for Sturminster Marshall

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Price map for Sturminster Marshall

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 Sturminster Marshall. 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 Sturminster Marshall
House price heatmap for Sturminster Marshall

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Railway Drive, Sturminster Marshall, BH21 4D 141m2 £3,505 9
Blandford Road, Sturminster Marshall, BH21 4A 128m2 £3,875 8
High Street, Sturminster Marshall, BH21 4A 127m2 £4,151 7
Churchill Close, Sturminster Marshall, BH21 4B 90m2 £3,795 6
Dullar Lane, Sturminster Marshall, BH21 4A 192m2 £4,063 6
Kings Street, Sturminster Marshall, BH21 4B 142m2 £4,983 5
Station Road, Sturminster Marshall, BH21 4A 129m2 £3,975 5
Yarrow Way, Sturminster Marshall, BH21 4F 95m2 £3,959 5

Search for your street here.

New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 New build sales
Bluebell Crescent, Sturminster Marshall, BH21 4F 98m2 £3,885 15
Buttercup Close, Sturminster Marshall, BH21 4F 110m2 £4,028 14
Beech Way, Sturminster Marshall, BH21 4E 110m2 £4,057 9

Bluebell Crescent, Sturminster Marshall, BH21 4F has seen 15 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £410,555). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 98 m2, with an average price of £3,885 m2. This £sqm average is £-445 below the average for BH21 4. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium. In the case of Bluebell Crescent the premium seems not to exist. Without more info we can only speculate why this may be. Perhaps it may be greater density and smaller gardens, but this is just a guess.

Raw data

Our analysis of Sturminster Marshall 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
9, Kings St, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne £375,000
75 5,000
11, Buttercup Close, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne £629,000
139 4,525
27, Railway Drive, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne £390,000
101 3,861

See the entire list of all sales in Sturminster Marshall (BH21 4) 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.