House prices in CM9 8 (Tollesbury)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Tollesbury, Heybridge (CM9 8).

Defining 'CM9 8'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CM9 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 Tollesbury.

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 Tollesbury 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. 13, Barnhall Road, Tollesbury, Heybridge, sold for £845,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 270 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,129.

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. £4,250-£4,500, £4,500-£4,750, £4,750-£5,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 159 sales in Tollesbury (CM9 8) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Tollesbury, Heybridge
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Tollesbury

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 Tollesbury (CM9 8). Of the 159 transactions, half were sold for between £3,410 and £4,490 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CM9 8' is £3,920. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,490 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 Tollesbury, Heybridge

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 Heybridge. 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 Tollesbury
House price heatmap for Tollesbury, Heybridge

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CM9 8' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CM9 5 Maldon £3,100 sqm £4,050 sqm £4,740 sqm
CM9 4 Heybridge £3,730 sqm £4,420 sqm £4,860 sqm
CM9 8 Tollesbury £3,410 sqm £3,920 sqm £4,490 sqm
CM9 6 Maldon £3,840 sqm £4,470 sqm £5,000 sqm

Will Heybridge 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 CM9 8 (Tollesbury) compared with both the wider area CM9 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 Tollesbury,Heybridge
House price trends for Tollesbury

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 CM9 8 sales
Recent trends for Tollesbury

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 Heybridge 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 Heybridge 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
Heriot Way, Tollesbury, CM9 8B 67 sqm £3,489 13
Maldon Road, Tollesbury, CM9 8B 139 sqm £4,312 11
Tollesbury Road, Tollesbury, CM9 8U 128 sqm £3,624 11
Walden House Road, Tollesbury, CM9 8P 130 sqm £4,334 10
Foster Road, Tollesbury, CM9 8P 127 sqm £3,720 10
West Street, Tollesbury, CM9 8R 87 sqm £3,591 9
Darcy Way, Tollesbury, CM9 8U 93 sqm £3,541 9
The Street, Tollesbury, CM9 8H 122 sqm £3,967 8

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Tollesbury 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
13, Barnhall Rd, Tollesbury, Heybridge £845,000
270 3,129
13, Elysian Gardens, Tollesbury, Heybridge £319,000
102 3,127
20, Totham Hill Green, Tollesbury, Heybridge £290,000
66 4,393

See the entire list of all sales in Tollesbury (CM9 8) here.


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