House prices in CH3 5 (Vicars Cross)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Vicars Cross (CH3 5).


Defining 'CH3 5'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CH3 5", 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 Vicars Cross.

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 Vicars Cross 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. Apartment 38 Boughton Hall, Filkins Lane, Vicars Cross, sold for £390,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 75 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,200.

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. £3,250-£3,500, £3,500-£3,750, £3,750-£4,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 341 sales in Vicars Cross (CH3 5) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Vicars Cross
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Vicars Cross

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 Vicars Cross (CH3 5). Of the 341 transactions, half were sold for between £2,590 and £3,750 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CH3 5' is £3,170. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,750 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 Vicars Cross

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 Vicars Cross. 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 Vicars Cross
House price heatmap for Vicars Cross

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CH3 5' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CH3 7 Waverton £3,350 sqm £3,780 sqm £4,190 sqm
CH3 9 Tattenhall £2,810 sqm £3,560 sqm £4,030 sqm
CH3 5 Vicars Cross £2,590 sqm £3,170 sqm £3,750 sqm
CH3 8 Tarvin £2,800 sqm £3,360 sqm £4,030 sqm
CH3 6 Huntington £2,970 sqm £3,470 sqm £3,870 sqm

Will Vicars Cross 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 CH3 5 (Vicars Cross) compared with both the wider area CH3 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 Vicars Cross,Vicars Cross
House price trends for Vicars Cross

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 CH3 5 sales
Recent trends for Vicars Cross

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 Vicars Cross 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 Vicars Cross 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
Round Hill Meadow, Vicars Cross, CH3 5X 53 sqm £2,532 26
Whitchurch Road, Vicars Cross, CH3 5Q 109 sqm £2,864 25
Arkle Court, Vicars Cross, CH3 5P 53 sqm £1,498 23
Filkins Lane, Vicars Cross, CH3 5B 76 sqm £5,181 22
Cherry Road, Vicars Cross, CH3 5D 77 sqm £2,574 20
Becketts Lane, Vicars Cross, CH3 5R 94 sqm £3,248 20
Green Lane, Vicars Cross, CH3 5L 113 sqm £2,989 17
Barkhill Road, Vicars Cross, CH3 5J 90 sqm £3,464 17

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Raw data

Our analysis of Vicars Cross 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
Apartment 38 Boughton Hall, Filkins Lane, Vicars Cross £390,000
Mar-2024
75 5,200
6, Beaconsfield St, Vicars Cross £365,000
Feb-2024
115 3,173
63, Whitchurch Rd, Vicars Cross £230,000
Feb-2024
92 2,500

See the entire list of all sales in Vicars Cross (CH3 5) here.

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