Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Tottington (BL8 3)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Tottington (BL8 3).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Tottington 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. 4, Calderwood Close, Tottington, Bury, sold for £348,000 on Aug-2023. Given the internal area of 83 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,192.

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. £2,800-£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 186 sales in Tottington (BL8 3) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Tottington (BL8 3)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Tottington

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 Tottington (BL8 3). Of the 186 transactions, half were sold for between £2,180 and £3,200 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,200m2. 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 'BL8 3' is £2,570. The table below shows how 'BL8 3' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BL8 4 Greenmount £2,770m2 £3,420m2 £3,930m2
BL8 2 Bury £1,900m2 £2,780m2 £3,370m2
BL8 1 Bury £2,040m2 £2,540m2 £3,170m2
BL8 3 Tottington £2,180m2 £2,570m2 £3,200m2

Will Tottington 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 BL8 3 (Tottington). 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 BL8 3 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Tottington (BL8 3) over time
House price trends for Tottington

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Price map for Tottington

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 Tottington. 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 Tottington
House price heatmap for Tottington

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Bury Road, Tottington, BL8 3D 83m2 £2,031 26
Booth Street, Tottington, BL8 3J 84m2 £1,944 17
Bury Road, Tottington, BL8 3E 88m2 £1,945 15
Watling Street, Tottington, BL8 3Q 122m2 £2,907 12
Walshaw Road, Tottington, BL8 3A 89m2 £2,054 11
Church Street, Tottington, BL8 3B 83m2 £2,010 10
High Street, Tottington, BL8 3A 104m2 £2,559 10
Market Street, Tottington, BL8 3L 99m2 £1,717 10

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Tottington 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
4, Calderwood Close, Tottington, Bury £348,000
83 4,192
12, Watling St, Tottington, Bury £255,000
67 3,805
7, Spring Vale Drive, Tottington, Bury £447,500
130 3,442

See the entire list of all sales in Tottington (BL8 3) 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.