House prices in CW9 7 (Rudheath)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Rudheath, Northwich (CW9 7).

Defining 'CW9 7'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CW9 7", 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 Rudheath.

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 Rudheath 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. 1, Elizabethan Way, Rudheath, Northwich, sold for £330,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 105 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,142.

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. £2,350-£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 240 sales in Rudheath (CW9 7) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Rudheath, Northwich
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Rudheath

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 Rudheath (CW9 7). Of the 240 transactions, half were sold for between £1,830 and £2,830 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CW9 7' is £2,350. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £2,830 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 Rudheath, Northwich

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 Northwich. 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 Rudheath
House price heatmap for Rudheath, Northwich

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CW9 7' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CW9 8 Northwich £2,170 sqm £2,850 sqm £3,450 sqm
CW9 6 Wincham £2,950 sqm £3,290 sqm £3,860 sqm
CW9 5 Northwich £1,380 sqm £1,820 sqm £2,250 sqm
CW9 7 Rudheath £1,830 sqm £2,350 sqm £2,830 sqm

Will Northwich 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 CW9 7 (Rudheath) compared with both the wider area CW9 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 Rudheath,Northwich
House price trends for Rudheath

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 CW9 7 sales
Recent trends for Rudheath

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 Northwich 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 Northwich 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
Middlewich Road, Rudheath, CW9 7D 83 sqm £1,783 34
Manchester Road, Rudheath, CW9 7N 93 sqm £1,790 19
Shipbrook Road, Rudheath, CW9 7H 95 sqm £2,193 19
Royle Street, Rudheath, CW9 7A 89 sqm £1,407 15
Malpas Road, Rudheath, CW9 7B 56 sqm £2,304 14
Melchett Crescent, Rudheath, CW9 7E 68 sqm £2,351 14
West Avenue, Rudheath, CW9 7E 85 sqm £1,982 14
Birches Lane, Rudheath, CW9 7S 108 sqm £2,895 13

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New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £sqm New build sales
Lock View, Rudheath, CW9 7Y 108 sqm £2,392 18

Lock View, Rudheath, CW9 7Y has seen 18 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £260,895). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 108 sqm, with an average price of £2,392 sqm. This £sqm average is £42 above the average for CW9 7. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium so this is normal.

Raw data

Our analysis of Rudheath 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
1, Elizabethan Way, Rudheath, Northwich £330,000
105 3,142
353a, Manchester Rd, Rudheath, Northwich £277,000
117 2,367
2, Stanley St, Rudheath, Northwich £155,000
83 1,867

See the entire list of all sales in Rudheath (CW9 7) here.


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