House prices in BN7 1 (Lewes)

Defining 'BN7 1'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BN7 1", 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 Lewes.

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 foot

Knowing the average house price in Lewes is not much use. However, knowing average price per square foot can be quite useful. Price per sqft allows some comparison between properties of different size. We define price per square foot as the sold price divided by the internal area of a property:

£ per sqft = price ÷ internal area
E.g. 75, Valence Road, Lewes, sold for £590,000 on Apr-2024. Given the internal area of 1,140 square feet, the price per sqft is £517.

England & Wales have been officially metric for many decades. Convert this site to square meters.

The chart below is called a histogram, it helps you see the distribution of this house price per sqft data. To make this chart we put the sales data into a series of £ per sqft 'buckets' (e.g. 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 Lewes (BN7 1) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqft for Lewes
Distribution of £ per sqft house prices in Lewes

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 Lewes (BN7 1). Of the 186 transactions, half were sold for between £507 and £644 per square foot. The median, or 'middle', price per square foot in 'BN7 1' is £578. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £644 sqft. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for Lewes

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 Lewes. 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.

House price heatmap for Lewes

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BN7 1' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BN7 2 Lewes £416 sqft £491 sqft £557 sqft
BN7 3 Plumpton Green £439 sqft £506 sqft £613 sqft
BN7 1 Lewes £507 sqft £578 sqft £644 sqft

Will Lewes 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 BN7 1 (Lewes) compared with both the wider area BN7 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 foot in Lewes,Lewes
House price trends for Lewes

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 BN7 1 sales
Recent trends for Lewes

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 Lewes 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 Lewes 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 £sqft Recent sales
Western Road, Lewes, BN7 1R 839 sqft £496 25
De Montfort Road, Lewes, BN7 1S 882 sqft £592 16
Valence Road, Lewes, BN7 1S 828 sqft £548 15
Warren Drive, Lewes, BN7 1H 602 sqft £432 14
Priory Street, Lewes, BN7 1H 947 sqft £532 12
Winterbourne Close, Lewes, BN7 1J 710 sqft £578 12
South Way, Lewes, BN7 1L 0 sqft £594 11
Prince Edwards Road, Lewes, BN7 1B 0 sqft £603 11

Raw data

Our analysis of Lewes 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.