Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Barnton (CW8 4)

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

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. 35, Hindley Crescent, Barnton, Hartford, sold for £135,000 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 109 square metres, the price per sqm is £1,238.

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. £2,800-£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 417 sales in Barnton (CW8 4) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Barnton (CW8 4)
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.

That said, the spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Barnton (CW8 4). Of the 417 transactions, half were sold for between £2,130 and £3,090 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,090m2. 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 'CW8 4' is £2,530. The table below shows how 'CW8 4' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CW8 3 Weaverham £2,090m2 £2,530m2 £3,020m2
CW8 1 Hartford £1,890m2 £2,610m2 £3,460m2
CW8 4 Barnton £2,130m2 £2,530m2 £3,090m2
CW8 2 Cuddington £2,560m2 £3,310m2 £3,850m2

Will Barnton 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 CW8 4 (Barnton). 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 CW8 4 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Barnton (CW8 4) over time
House price trends for Barnton

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Price map for Barnton

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 Barnton. 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 Barnton
House price heatmap for Barnton

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Western Way, Barnton, CW8 4Y 105m2 £2,498 38
Moss Road, Barnton, CW8 4B 121m2 £2,804 25
Lydyett Lane, Barnton, CW8 4J 88m2 £1,737 23
Runcorn Road, Barnton, CW8 4H 85m2 £2,395 22
Muskett Drive, Barnton, CW8 4Y 82m2 £2,610 22
Chester Road, Barnton, CW8 4A 184m2 £1,803 19
Moreton Street, Barnton, CW8 4D 74m2 £1,674 17
Gordale Close, Barnton, CW8 4X 95m2 £2,636 16

Search for your street here.

New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 New build sales
Violet Grove, Barnton, CW8 4F 92m2 £2,457 20
Miller Close, Barnton, CW8 4Z 97m2 £2,318 10

Violet Grove, Barnton, CW8 4F has seen 20 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £230,217). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 92 m2, with an average price of £2,457 m2. This £sqm average is £-73 below the average for CW8 4. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium. In the case of Violet Grove 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 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 m2 £/m2
35, Hindley Crescent, Barnton, Hartford £135,000
109 1,238
8, Hazelwood Rd, Barnton, Hartford £300,000
87 3,448
61, Walker Rd, Barnton, Hartford £270,000
100 2,700

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