House prices in CR2 8 (Gravel Hill)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Gravel Hill, South Croydon (CR2 8).


Defining 'CR2 8'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CR2 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 Gravel Hill.

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 Gravel Hill 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. 34, Bruce Drive, Gravel Hill, South Croydon, sold for £360,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 58 square metres, the price per sqm is £6,206.

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. £5,250-£5,500, £5,500-£5,750, £5,750-£6,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 216 sales in Gravel Hill (CR2 8) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Gravel Hill, South Croydon
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Gravel Hill

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 Gravel Hill (CR2 8). Of the 216 transactions, half were sold for between £4,680 and £5,860 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CR2 8' is £5,280. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,860 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 Gravel Hill, South Croydon

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 South Croydon. 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 Gravel Hill
House price heatmap for Gravel Hill, South Croydon

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CR2 8' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CR2 0 Sanderstead £4,570 sqm £5,150 sqm £5,730 sqm
CR2 6 Purley Oaks £4,240 sqm £4,820 sqm £5,510 sqm
CR2 8 Gravel Hill £4,680 sqm £5,280 sqm £5,860 sqm
CR2 7 South Croydon £4,560 sqm £5,130 sqm £5,820 sqm
CR2 9 Upper Warlingham £4,970 sqm £5,590 sqm £6,230 sqm

Will South Croydon 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 CR2 8 (Gravel Hill) compared with both the wider area CR2 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 Gravel Hill,South Croydon
House price trends for Gravel Hill

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 CR2 8 sales
Recent trends for Gravel Hill

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 South Croydon 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 South Croydon 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
Addington Road, Gravel Hill, CR2 8L 88 sqm £4,312 34
Sundale Avenue, Gravel Hill, CR2 8R 77 sqm £5,167 24
Benhurst Gardens, Gravel Hill, CR2 8N 92 sqm £5,097 20
Norfolk Avenue, Gravel Hill, CR2 8B 145 sqm £4,902 19
Addington Road, Gravel Hill, CR2 8R 91 sqm £5,129 17
Swallowdale, Gravel Hill, CR2 8S 53 sqm £5,158 17
Addington Road, Gravel Hill, CR2 8A 69 sqm £5,929 15
Selsdon Park Road, Gravel Hill, CR2 8J 83 sqm £4,997 15

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Raw data

Our analysis of Gravel Hill 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
34, Bruce Drive, Gravel Hill, South Croydon £360,000
Mar-2024
58 6,206
7, Bruce Drive, Gravel Hill, South Croydon £211,000
Mar-2024
52 4,057
5, Kittiwake Close, Gravel Hill, South Croydon £350,000
Feb-2024
43 8,139

See the entire list of all sales in Gravel Hill (CR2 8) here.

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