House prices in DE5 8 (Denby)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Denby, Ripley (DE5 8).

Defining 'DE5 8'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "DE5 8", 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 Denby.

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 Denby 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. 180, Derby Road, Denby, Ripley, sold for £169,950 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 93 square metres, the price per sqm is £1,827.

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 86 sales in Denby (DE5 8) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Denby, Ripley
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Denby

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 Denby (DE5 8). Of the 86 transactions, half were sold for between £1,960 and £2,840 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'DE5 8' is £2,450. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £2,840 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 Denby, Ripley

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 Ripley. 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 Denby
House price heatmap for Denby, Ripley

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'DE5 8' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
DE5 3 Ripley £1,850 sqm £2,280 sqm £2,790 sqm
DE5 8 Denby £1,960 sqm £2,450 sqm £2,840 sqm
DE5 9 Codnor £2,110 sqm £2,500 sqm £2,900 sqm

Will Ripley 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 DE5 8 (Denby) compared with both the wider area DE5 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 Denby,Ripley
House price trends for Denby

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 DE5 8 sales
Recent trends for Denby

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 Ripley 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 Ripley 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
Denby Bank, Denby, DE5 8L 79 sqm £2,167 29
Derby Road, Denby, DE5 8H 102 sqm £1,870 27
Warmwells Lane, Denby, DE5 8J 89 sqm £1,940 16
Poppyfields, Denby, DE5 8J 108 sqm £2,150 14
Brook Lane, Denby, DE5 8J 91 sqm £1,950 11
Street Lane, Denby, DE5 8N 94 sqm £2,586 10
Danesby Rise, Denby, DE5 8R 73 sqm £2,175 10
Derby Road, Denby, DE5 8R 86 sqm £1,743 9

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Raw data

Our analysis of Denby 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
180, Derby Rd, Denby, Ripley £169,950
93 1,827
59, Poppyfields, Denby, Ripley £245,000
121 2,024
155, Derby Rd, Denby, Ripley £230,000
81 2,839

See the entire list of all sales in Denby (DE5 8) here.


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