Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Clifton (BS8 4)

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

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Clifton 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. 18, Wellington Terrace, Clifton, Bristol, sold for £885,000 on Oct-2023. Given the internal area of 156 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,673.

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. £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 198 sales in Clifton (BS8 4) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Clifton (BS8 4)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Clifton

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.

That said, the spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Clifton (BS8 4). Of the 198 transactions, half were sold for between £4,500 and £6,190 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £6,190m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

For the average, we calculate the 'median' or middle price. The median price per square metre in 'BS8 4' is £5,200. The table below shows how 'BS8 4' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BS8 2 Clifton £4,640m2 £5,430m2 £6,150m2
BS8 1 Clifton £4,240m2 £5,200m2 £5,770m2
BS8 3 Clifton £4,850m2 £5,480m2 £6,350m2
BS8 4 Clifton £4,500m2 £5,200m2 £6,190m2

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 scatter plot below for BS8 4 (Clifton). 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 BS8 4 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Clifton (BS8 4) over time
House price trends for Clifton

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: 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. 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 Clifton data or any other data I am given.

Price map for Clifton

I've just finished coding the map I link to below. 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. I will explain more about the methodology and create a key next week.

Property price heatmap for Clifton
House price heatmap for Clifton

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Hotwell Road, Clifton, BS8 4U 86m2 £4,600 28
Pooles Wharf Court, Clifton, BS8 4P 82m2 £5,788 17
Victoria Square, Clifton, BS8 4E 95m2 £5,303 16
Merchants Road, Clifton, BS8 4H 81m2 £5,437 16
Rownham Mead, Clifton, BS8 4Y 88m2 £5,009 15
Royal York Crescent, Clifton, BS8 4J 88m2 £5,086 13
Bellevue Crescent, Clifton, BS8 4T 147m2 £5,455 13
The Fosseway, Clifton, BS8 4E 61m2 £3,972 12

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Clifton 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
18, Wellington Terrace, Clifton, Bristol £885,000
156 5,673
Flat 22 Fosseway Court, The Fosseway, Clifton, Bristol £210,000
45 4,666
First Floor Flat 287, Hotwell Rd, Clifton, Bristol £240,000
58 4,137

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


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.