House prices in BN7 2 (Lewes)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Lewes (BN7 2).


Defining 'BN7 2'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BN7 2", 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 metre

Knowing the average house price in Lewes 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. 42, The Meadows, Lewes, sold for £360,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 74 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,864.

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. £5,150-£5,500, £5,500-£5,850, £5,850-£6,200 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 207 sales in Lewes (BN7 2) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Lewes
Distribution of £ per sqm 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 2). Of the 207 transactions, half were sold for between £4,470 and £5,950 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BN7 2' is £5,240. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,950 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 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.

Property price heatmap for Lewes
House price heatmap for Lewes

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BN7 2' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BN7 1 Lewes £5,440 sqm £6,240 sqm £6,960 sqm
BN7 2 Lewes £4,470 sqm £5,240 sqm £5,950 sqm
BN7 3 Plumpton Green £4,710 sqm £5,440 sqm £6,600 sqm

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 2 (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 metre 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 2 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 £sqm Recent sales
Court Road, Lewes, BN7 2R 60 sqm £5,707 33
South Street, Lewes, BN7 2B 85 sqm £6,615 17
Cliffe High Street, Lewes, BN7 2A 47 sqm £3,689 16
Malling Street, Lewes, BN7 2R 85 sqm £5,107 15
Old Malling Way, Lewes, BN7 2E 74 sqm £4,653 14
Station Street, Lewes, BN7 2D 52 sqm £2,868 13
Court Road, Lewes, BN7 2S 46 sqm £6,239 12
Morris Road, Lewes, BN7 2A 88 sqm £6,295 11

Search for your street here.

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.

Address Paid sqm £/sqm
42, The Meadows, Lewes £360,000
Mar-2024
74 4,864
2, Toronto Terrace, Lewes £650,000
Mar-2024
96 6,770
Flat 26 Caburn Court, Station St, Lewes £130,000
Mar-2024
67 1,940

See the entire list of all sales in Lewes (BN7 2) here.

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