House prices in DE4 2 (Darley Dale)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Darley Dale, Wirksworth (DE4 2).

Defining 'DE4 2'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "DE4 2", 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 Darley Dale.

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 Darley Dale 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. 22, Columbell Way, Darley Dale, Wirksworth, sold for £210,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 65 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,230.

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. £3,700-£4,000, £4,000-£4,300, £4,300-£4,600 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 186 sales in Darley Dale (DE4 2) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Darley Dale, Wirksworth
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Darley Dale

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 Darley Dale (DE4 2). Of the 186 transactions, half were sold for between £2,860 and £4,390 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'DE4 2' is £3,560. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,390 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 Darley Dale, Wirksworth

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 Wirksworth. 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 Darley Dale
House price heatmap for Darley Dale, Wirksworth

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'DE4 2' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
DE4 3 Matlock £2,480 sqm £2,950 sqm £3,490 sqm
DE4 4 Wirksworth £2,900 sqm £3,430 sqm £4,030 sqm
DE4 5 Crich £2,870 sqm £3,370 sqm £4,100 sqm
DE4 2 Darley Dale £2,860 sqm £3,560 sqm £4,390 sqm

Will Wirksworth 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 DE4 2 (Darley Dale) compared with both the wider area DE4 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 Darley Dale,Wirksworth
House price trends for Darley Dale

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 DE4 2 sales
Recent trends for Darley Dale

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 Wirksworth 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 Wirksworth 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
Hackney Road, Darley Dale, DE4 2P 85 sqm £3,292 18
Main Road, Darley Dale, DE4 2L 101 sqm £3,768 16
East Bank, Darley Dale, DE4 2D 91 sqm £3,695 15
Main Street, Darley Dale, DE4 2B 96 sqm £3,742 14
Crompton Close, Darley Dale, DE4 2R 93 sqm £3,437 13
Old Hackney Lane, Darley Dale, DE4 2Q 102 sqm £3,130 13
St Elphins Park, Darley Dale, DE4 2R 101 sqm £3,836 13
Northwood Lane, Darley Dale, DE4 2H 112 sqm £2,790 12

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Raw data

Our analysis of Darley Dale 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
22, Columbell Way, Darley Dale, Wirksworth £210,000
65 3,230
April Cottage, Back Lane, Darley Dale, Wirksworth £320,000
104 3,076
49, Park Avenue, Darley Dale, Wirksworth £220,000
63 3,492

See the entire list of all sales in Darley Dale (DE4 2) here.


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