£23,000 premium for market towns
HOMEBUYERS spend almost £23,000 more to live in a market town in England, according to latest research from Lloyds TSB.
House prices in market towns across England are 11 per cent higher than their county average.
Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire has the largest premium with houses trading at 163 per cent above the average house price in the county. Bakewell has the next highest at 123 per cent above the Derbyshire average, followed by Wetherby where properties cost almost twice as much compared with the rest of West Yorkshire.
Ferryhill in Durham is the least expensive market town in England with an average house price of £75,000 and the only town with average prices below £100,000.