House prices in BL8 3 (Tottington)

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

Defining 'BL8 3'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BL8 3", 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 Tottington.

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 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. 15, Sunnywood Drive, Tottington, Bury, sold for £290,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 70 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,142.

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 187 sales in Tottington (BL8 3) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Tottington, Bury
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.

The spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Tottington (BL8 3). Of the 187 transactions, half were sold for between £2,200 and £3,150 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BL8 3' is £2,590. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,150 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 Tottington, Bury

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 Bury. 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 Tottington
House price heatmap for Tottington, Bury

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BL8 3' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BL8 2 Bury £1,910 sqm £2,740 sqm £3,420 sqm
BL8 3 Tottington £2,200 sqm £2,590 sqm £3,150 sqm
BL8 4 Greenmount £2,860 sqm £3,400 sqm £4,060 sqm
BL8 1 Bury £2,050 sqm £2,540 sqm £3,180 sqm

Will Bury 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 BL8 3 (Tottington) compared with both the wider area BL8 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 Tottington,Bury
House price trends for Tottington

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 BL8 3 sales
Recent trends for Tottington

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 Bury 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 Bury 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
Bury Road, Tottington, BL8 3D 83 sqm £2,114 26
Booth Street, Tottington, BL8 3J 84 sqm £2,069 19
Bury Road, Tottington, BL8 3E 88 sqm £2,030 13
Watling Street, Tottington, BL8 3Q 121 sqm £2,983 13
Walshaw Road, Tottington, BL8 3A 91 sqm £2,149 11
Wellbank Street, Tottington, BL8 3H 77 sqm £2,303 11
Church Street, Tottington, BL8 3B 83 sqm £2,010 10
High Street, Tottington, BL8 3A 104 sqm £2,617 9

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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 sqm £/sqm
15, Sunnywood Drive, Tottington, Bury £290,000
70 4,142
20, Laurel St, Tottington, Bury £228,000
95 2,400
303, Bury Rd, Tottington, Bury £175,000
64 2,734

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


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