The great North/south di­vide

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THE age-old di­vide be­tween North and South has been val­ued at £200,000—the dif­fer­ence be­tween av­er­age house prices per county on ei­ther side of ‘the bor­der’, with the ex­cep­tion of North York­shire, Ed­in­burgh, East Loth­ian, Mon­mouthshire and the Vale of Glam­or­gan.

Ac­cord­ing to the lat­est data from the Land Registry and emoov re­search, the ex­act bound­ary be­gins as low as Bris­tol in the west and runs up the bor­der with Wales past Here­ford­shire and Shrop­shire, be­fore cut­ting down through Worces­ter­shire, be­low the West Mid­lands, above Le­ices­ter­shire and Rut­land, to Nor­folk and the east coast. In the south­ern sec­tion, house prices have in­creased by 9% in the past year and by 4% in the north. From one end of the spec­trum to the other, the av­er­age house price in Sur­rey is £447,444 com­pared to £96,787 in East Ayr­shire.

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