House prices in CW8 4 (Barnton)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Barnton, Hartford (CW8 4).

Defining 'CW8 4'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CW8 4", 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 Barnton.

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 Barnton 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. The Cottage, Runcorn Road, Barnton, Hartford, sold for £330,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 99 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,333.

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. £2,800-£3,000, £3,000-£3,200, £3,200-£3,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 366 sales in Barnton (CW8 4) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Barnton, Hartford
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Barnton

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 Barnton (CW8 4). Of the 366 transactions, half were sold for between £2,130 and £3,150 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CW8 4' is £2,650. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,150 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 Barnton, Hartford

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 Hartford. 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 Barnton
House price heatmap for Barnton, Hartford

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CW8 4' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CW8 3 Weaverham £2,120 sqm £2,500 sqm £2,970 sqm
CW8 4 Barnton £2,130 sqm £2,650 sqm £3,150 sqm
CW8 2 Cuddington £2,580 sqm £3,260 sqm £3,830 sqm
CW8 1 Hartford £1,790 sqm £2,390 sqm £3,450 sqm

Will Hartford 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 CW8 4 (Barnton) compared with both the wider area CW8 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 Barnton,Hartford
House price trends for Barnton

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 CW8 4 sales
Recent trends for Barnton

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 Hartford 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 Hartford 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
Western Way, Barnton, CW8 4Y 105 sqm £2,561 35
Moss Road, Barnton, CW8 4B 122 sqm £2,779 22
Lydyett Lane, Barnton, CW8 4J 88 sqm £1,741 21
Runcorn Road, Barnton, CW8 4H 85 sqm £2,455 20
Muskett Drive, Barnton, CW8 4Y 82 sqm £2,793 19
Moreton Street, Barnton, CW8 4D 74 sqm £1,688 18
Cromwell Road, Barnton, CW8 4B 89 sqm £2,573 16
Chester Road, Barnton, CW8 4A 189 sqm £1,992 15

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Raw data

Our analysis of Barnton 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
The Cottage, Runcorn Rd, Barnton, Hartford £330,000
99 3,333
15, Spencer St, Barnton, Hartford £73,000
57 1,280
12, Stephenson St, Barnton, Hartford £245,000
87 2,816

See the entire list of all sales in Barnton (CW8 4) here.


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