House Prices in Hitchin

Hitchin is a market town in the North Hertfordshire District in Hertfordshire, England, with an estimated population of 33,350.Hitchin is first noted as the central place of the Hicce people mentioned in a 7th-century document, the Tribal Hidage. The tribal name is Brittonic rather than Old English and derives from *siccā, meaning 'dry', which is perhaps a reference to the local stream, the Hiz. It has been suggested that Hitchin was the location of 'Clofeshoh', the place chosen in 673 by Theodore of Tarsus the Archbishop of Canterbury during the Synod of Hertford, the first meeting of representatives of the fledgling Christian churches of Anglo-Saxon England, to hold annual synods of the churches as Theodore attempted to consolidate and centralise Christianity in England. By 1086 Hitchin is described as a Royal Manor in the Domesday Book: the feudal services of Avera and Inward, usually found in the eastern counties, especially Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, were due from the sokemen, but the manor of Hitchin was unique in levying Inward.

Valuations in Hitchin

The most expensive recorded transaction in Hitchin was £3,874,999 on 24 May 2016. The most recent recorded sale in Hitchin was £671,000 on 26 August 2016. Properties in Hitchin have an average price of £400,671 over the last 3 years.

Average property price

£502,068

+37% since 2017
+33% since 2016

Average selling prices in last 12 months by types

Schools in Hitchin

Hitchin has 31 schools with capacities ranging from 163 to 1035. There are a number of schools that cater for special educational needs. There is a mix of Community School, Other Independent School, Voluntary Aided School, LA Nursery School, EY Setting in the area.

Top 5 schools in Hitchin (by capacity)

  • The Priory School

    SECONDARY

    A Mixed Community School for pupils aged 11 to 18 years. The schools has a capacity of 1035 pupils.

  • Hitchin Girls' School

    SECONDARY

    Pupils aged 11 to 18 attend this Girls Community School. The schools has a capacity of 1030 pupils.

  • Hitchin Boys' School

    SECONDARY

    A Boys Community School for pupils 11 to 18 years. The schools has a capacity of 997 pupils.

  • Kingshott School

    Pupils aged 4 to 13 attend this Mixed Other Independent School. The school enrols 347 students.

  • Highover Junior Mixed and Infant School

    PRIMARY

    A Mixed Community School for pupils 3 to 11 years. The schools has a capacity of 270 pupils.

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