Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Congleton (CW12 4)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Congleton (CW12 4).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Congleton 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. 95, Holmes Chapel Road, Congleton, sold for £554,950 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 158 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,512.

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. £2,350-£2,500, £2,500-£2,650, £2,650-£2,800 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 308 sales in Congleton (CW12 4) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Congleton (CW12 4)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Congleton

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 Congleton (CW12 4). Of the 308 transactions, half were sold for between £2,370 and £3,380 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,380m2. 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 'CW12 4' is £2,930. The table below shows how 'CW12 4' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CW12 4 Congleton £2,370m2 £2,930m2 £3,380m2
CW12 2 Buglawton £2,390m2 £2,820m2 £3,280m2
CW12 1 Congleton £1,900m2 £2,380m2 £2,930m2
CW12 3 Congleton £2,460m2 £3,000m2 £3,440m2

Will Congleton 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 CW12 4 (Congleton). 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 CW12 4 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Congleton (CW12 4) over time
House price trends for Congleton

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Congleton 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 Congleton data or any other data I am given.

Price map for Congleton

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 Congleton. 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 Congleton
House price heatmap for Congleton

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Newcastle Road, Congleton, CW12 4H 141m2 £2,412 20
Waggs Road, Congleton, CW12 4B 92m2 £2,172 20
Blossom Gate Drive, Congleton, CW12 4Z 102m2 £3,063 19
Longdown Road, Congleton, CW12 4Q 98m2 £2,974 19
Westholme Close, Congleton, CW12 4F 78m2 £2,306 16
Lower Meadow Drive, Congleton, CW12 4U 67m2 £2,872 15
Astbury Street, Congleton, CW12 4E 68m2 £1,917 15
Loachbrook Farm Way, Congleton, CW12 4B 98m2 £2,084 13

Search for your street here.

New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 New build sales
Harebell Drive, Congleton, CW12 4F 87m2 £2,551 24
Pine Way, Congleton, CW12 4Z 78m2 £2,912 12
Newcastle Road, Congleton, CW12 4X 194m2 £2,516 9
Juniper Avenue, Congleton, CW12 4Z 97m2 £3,101 11

Harebell Drive, Congleton, CW12 4F has seen 24 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £251,950). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 87 m2, with an average price of £2,551 m2. This £sqm average is £-379 below the average for CW12 4. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium. In the case of Harebell Drive the premium seems not to exist. Without more info we can only speculate why this may be. Perhaps it may be greater density and smaller gardens, but this is just a guess.

Raw data

Our analysis of Congleton 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
95, Holmes Chapel Rd, Congleton £554,950
158 3,512
12, Lycett Close, Congleton £144,000
68 2,117
48, Astbury St, Congleton £178,000
58 3,068

See the entire list of all sales in Congleton (CW12 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.