House prices in BR4 9 (West Wickham)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in West Wickham (BR4 9).


Defining 'BR4 9'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BR4 9", 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 West Wickham.

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 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. 5, Farm Close, West Wickham, sold for £755,000 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 128 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,898.

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. £5,700-£6,000, £6,000-£6,300, £6,300-£6,600 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 175 sales in West Wickham (BR4 9) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for West Wickham
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 9). Of the 175 transactions, half were sold for between £5,170 and £6,620 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BR4 9' is £5,840. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £6,620 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 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 9' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BR4 0 West Wickham £5,160 sqm £5,910 sqm £6,700 sqm
BR4 9 West Wickham £5,170 sqm £5,840 sqm £6,620 sqm

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 chart below for BR4 9 (West Wickham) compared with both the wider area BR4 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 West Wickham,West Wickham
House price trends for West Wickham

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 BR4 9 sales
Recent trends for West Wickham

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 West Wickham 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 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.

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £sqm Recent sales
The Alders, West Wickham, BR4 9P 66 sqm £5,334 27
Addington Road, West Wickham, BR4 9B 99 sqm £4,848 22
Queensway, West Wickham, BR4 9D 104 sqm £5,727 19
Birch Tree Avenue, West Wickham, BR4 9E 98 sqm £6,356 18
Courtfield Rise, West Wickham, BR4 9B 124 sqm £5,446 15
Kingsway, West Wickham, BR4 9J 101 sqm £5,989 15
Copse Avenue, West Wickham, BR4 9N 152 sqm £6,140 14
Queensway, West Wickham, BR4 9E 102 sqm £6,019 13

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New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £sqm New build sales
Albertine Grove, West Wickham, BR4 9F 142 sqm £4,951 18

Albertine Grove, West Wickham, BR4 9F has seen 18 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £713,875). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 142 sqm, with an average price of £4,951 sqm. This £sqm average is £-889 below the average for BR4 9. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium. In the case of Albertine Grove the premium seems not to exist. Without more info we can only speculate why this may be. Perhaps it may be greater density and smaller gardens, but this is just a guess.

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 sqm £/sqm
5, Farm Close, West Wickham £755,000
Feb-2024
128 5,898
Flat 64 Heydon Court, 5, Deer Park Way, West Wickham £113,000
Feb-2024
42 2,690
130, Kingsway, West Wickham £560,000
Dec-2023
72 7,777

See the entire list of all sales in West Wickham (BR4 9) here.

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