Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in West Wickham (BR4 0)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in West Wickham (BR4 0).


Defining 'BR4 0'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BR4 0", 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 West Wickham 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. 99, The Avenue, West Wickham, sold for £630,000 on Jan-2024. Given the internal area of 105 square metres, the price per sqm is £6,000.

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. £4,700-£5,000, £5,000-£5,300, £5,300-£5,600 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 147 sales in West Wickham (BR4 0) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for West Wickham (BR4 0)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in West Wickham

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 West Wickham (BR4 0). Of the 147 transactions, half were sold for between £5,140 and £6,710 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BR4 0' is £5,820. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £6,710m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for West Wickham

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 West Wickham. 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 West Wickham
House price heatmap for West Wickham

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BR4 0' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BR4 9 West Wickham £5,190m2 £5,840m2 £6,700m2
BR4 0 West Wickham £5,140m2 £5,820m2 £6,710m2

Will West Wickham 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 BR4 0 (West Wickham). 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 BR4 0 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in West Wickham (BR4 0) over time
House price trends for West Wickham

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Pickhurst Rise, West Wickham, BR4 0A 116m2 £5,836 36
Langley Way, West Wickham, BR4 0D 106m2 £5,554 35
Wickham Chase, West Wickham, BR4 0B 117m2 £5,905 24
The Avenue, West Wickham, BR4 0E 114m2 £5,807 20
Pickhurst Lane, West Wickham, BR4 0H 136m2 £5,755 17
Goodhart Way, West Wickham, BR4 0E 117m2 £6,012 14
Beckenham Road, West Wickham, BR4 0Q 120m2 £4,550 13
Hawes Lane, West Wickham, BR4 0D 121m2 £5,429 11

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of West Wickham 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
99, The Avenue, West Wickham £630,000
Jan-2024
105 6,000
24 Gable Lodge, 2, Beckenham Rd, West Wickham £100,000
Dec-2023
44 2,272
41, Wickham Chase, West Wickham £820,000
Dec-2023
144 5,694

See the entire list of all sales in West Wickham (BR4 0) here.

About

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.