House prices in BS8 4 (Bristol)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Bristol, Clifton (BS8 4).


Defining 'BS8 4'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BS8 4", 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 Bristol.

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 Bristol 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. Flat 25 North Contemporis, 20, Merchants Road, Bristol, Clifton, sold for £318,000 on Apr-2024. Given the internal area of 49 square metres, the price per sqm is £6,489.

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 181 sales in Bristol (BS8 4) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Bristol, Clifton
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Bristol

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 Bristol (BS8 4). Of the 181 transactions, half were sold for between £4,560 and £6,200 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BS8 4' is £5,280. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £6,200 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 Bristol, Clifton

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 Clifton. 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 Bristol
House price heatmap for Bristol, Clifton

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BS8 4' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BS8 4 Bristol £4,560 sqm £5,280 sqm £6,200 sqm
BS8 2 Clifton £4,630 sqm £5,430 sqm £6,050 sqm
BS8 1 Clifton £4,260 sqm £5,200 sqm £5,970 sqm
BS8 3 Clifton £4,980 sqm £5,680 sqm £6,650 sqm

Will Clifton 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 BS8 4 (Bristol) compared with both the wider area BS8 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 Bristol,Clifton
House price trends for Bristol

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 BS8 4 sales
Recent trends for Bristol

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 Clifton 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 Clifton 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
Hotwell Road, Bristol, BS8 4U 86 sqm £4,651 24
Merchants Road, Bristol, BS8 4H 81 sqm £5,529 20
Rownham Mead, Bristol, BS8 4Y 87 sqm £5,070 19
Pooles Wharf Court, Bristol, BS8 4P 81 sqm £5,769 17
Victoria Square, Bristol, BS8 4E 95 sqm £5,433 16
Bellevue Crescent, Bristol, BS8 4T 147 sqm £5,560 15
The Fosseway, Bristol, BS8 4E 61 sqm £3,993 13
Royal York Crescent, Bristol, BS8 4J 88 sqm £4,579 12

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Bristol 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
Flat 25 North Contemporis, 20, Merchants Rd, Bristol, Clifton £318,000
Apr-2024
49 6,489
Second Floor Flat 8, Saville Pl, Bristol, Clifton £296,000
Apr-2024
50 5,920
12 Merchants Court, Rownham Mead, Bristol, Clifton £365,000
Apr-2024
63 5,793

See the entire list of all sales in Bristol (BS8 4) here.

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