House prices in CA28 8 (Hensingham)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Hensingham, Whitehaven (CA28 8).


Defining 'CA28 8'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CA28 8", 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 Hensingham.

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 Hensingham 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. 72, Rutland Avenue, Hensingham, Whitehaven, sold for £85,000 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 79 square metres, the price per sqm is £1,075.

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. £1,900-£2,000, £2,000-£2,100, £2,100-£2,200 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 Hensingham (CA28 8) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Hensingham, Whitehaven
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Hensingham

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 Hensingham (CA28 8). Of the 198 transactions, half were sold for between £1,180 and £1,760 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CA28 8' is £1,480. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £1,760 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 Hensingham, Whitehaven

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 Whitehaven. 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 Hensingham
House price heatmap for Hensingham, Whitehaven

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CA28 8' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CA28 7 Whitehaven £1,090 sqm £1,510 sqm £1,890 sqm
CA28 6 Whitehaven £1,520 sqm £1,880 sqm £2,220 sqm
CA28 9 Whitehaven £1,100 sqm £1,410 sqm £1,900 sqm
CA28 8 Hensingham £1,180 sqm £1,480 sqm £1,760 sqm

Will Whitehaven 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 CA28 8 (Hensingham) compared with both the wider area CA28 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 Hensingham,Whitehaven
House price trends for Hensingham

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 CA28 8 sales
Recent trends for Hensingham

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 Whitehaven 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 Whitehaven 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
Ullswater Avenue, Hensingham, CA28 8S 79 sqm £1,403 26
Moresby Parks Road, Hensingham, CA28 8X 102 sqm £954 24
Rutland Avenue, Hensingham, CA28 8L 78 sqm £1,491 21
Herdus Road, Hensingham, CA28 8B 90 sqm £1,270 15
Whinlatter Road, Hensingham, CA28 8D 88 sqm £1,368 14
Westmorland Road, Hensingham, CA28 8N 70 sqm £1,111 13
Honister Road, Hensingham, CA28 8H 89 sqm £1,312 13
Queens Close, Hensingham, CA28 8R 69 sqm £1,822 13

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Hensingham 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
72, Rutland Avenue, Hensingham, Whitehaven £85,000
Feb-2024
79 1,075
72, Main St, Hensingham, Whitehaven £75,000
Jan-2024
94 797
1, Winston Drive, Hensingham, Whitehaven £295,000
Jan-2024
134 2,201

See the entire list of all sales in Hensingham (CA28 8) here.

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