House prices in BN17 7 (Wick)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Wick, Littlehampton (BN17 7).


Defining 'BN17 7'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BN17 7", 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 Wick.

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 Wick 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, Randall Way, Wick, Littlehampton, sold for £300,000 on Apr-2024. Given the internal area of 79 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,797.

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. £3,250-£3,500, £3,500-£3,750, £3,750-£4,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 230 sales in Wick (BN17 7) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Wick, Littlehampton
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Wick

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 Wick (BN17 7). Of the 230 transactions, half were sold for between £3,150 and £4,410 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BN17 7' is £3,680. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,410 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 Wick, Littlehampton

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 Littlehampton. 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 Wick
House price heatmap for Wick, Littlehampton

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BN17 7' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BN17 5 Littlehampton £2,590 sqm £3,170 sqm £3,880 sqm
BN17 6 Littlehampton £3,470 sqm £4,120 sqm £4,700 sqm
BN17 7 Wick £3,150 sqm £3,680 sqm £4,410 sqm

Will Littlehampton 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 BN17 7 (Wick) compared with both the wider area BN17 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 Wick,Littlehampton
House price trends for Wick

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 BN17 7 sales
Recent trends for Wick

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 Littlehampton 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 Littlehampton 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
Blackbourne Chase, Wick, BN17 7F 72 sqm £3,007 18
Wick Street, Wick, BN17 7J 68 sqm £3,361 18
Linnet Close, Wick, BN17 7G 92 sqm £3,577 16
Gloucester Road, Wick, BN17 7B 69 sqm £3,108 14
Clun Road, Wick, BN17 7E 77 sqm £3,506 13
Maxwell Road, Wick, BN17 7B 94 sqm £3,274 13
Hinchliff Drive, Wick, BN17 7G 78 sqm £3,809 13
Benjamin Gray Drive, Wick, BN17 7F 103 sqm £3,730 12

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Wick 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
9, Randall Way, Wick, Littlehampton £300,000
Apr-2024
79 3,797
4, Matheson Pl, Wick, Littlehampton £285,000
Mar-2024
58 4,913
48, Gloucester Pl, Wick, Littlehampton £225,000
Feb-2024
81 2,777

See the entire list of all sales in Wick (BN17 7) here.

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