Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Heap (BL9 7)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Heap (BL9 7).

Defining 'BL9 7'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BL9 7", 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 Heap 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. 515, Rochdale Old Road, Heap, Bury, sold for £218,000 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 133 square metres, the price per sqm is £1,639.

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 220 sales in Heap (BL9 7) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Heap (BL9 7)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Heap

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 Heap (BL9 7). Of the 220 transactions, half were sold for between £1,550 and £2,380 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BL9 7' is £1,990. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £2,380m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for Heap

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 Heap. 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 Heap
House price heatmap for Heap

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BL9 7' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BL9 8 Unsworth £2,470m2 £3,010m2 £3,350m2
BL9 6 Nangreaves £1,600m2 £2,050m2 £2,490m2
BL9 0 Bury £1,570m2 £2,170m2 £2,550m2
BL9 9 Bury £1,990m2 £2,440m2 £2,890m2
BL9 5 Summerseat £1,580m2 £2,290m2 £2,880m2
BL9 7 Heap £1,550m2 £1,990m2 £2,380m2

Will Heap 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 BL9 7 (Heap). 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 BL9 7 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Heap (BL9 7) over time
House price trends for Heap

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Wash Lane, Heap, BL9 7D 70m2 £1,709 15
Rochdale Old Road, Heap, BL9 7S 70m2 £1,738 13
Shaw Street, Heap, BL9 7Q 72m2 £1,611 12
Rochdale Old Road, Heap, BL9 7L 86m2 £1,223 12
Waterfold Lane, Heap, BL9 7J 71m2 £2,248 11
Pine Street, Heap, BL9 7Q 75m2 £1,491 10
Rectory Lane, Heap, BL9 7T 84m2 £2,215 10
Ash Street, Heap, BL9 7B 74m2 £1,529 9

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Heap 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
515, Rochdale Old Rd, Heap, Bury £218,000
133 1,639
33, Deal St, Heap, Bury £145,000
73 1,986
45, Inglewood Close, Heap, Bury £295,000
105 2,809

See the entire list of all sales in Heap (BL9 7) 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.