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Top twenty towns in 2003

Which towns have seen property prices shooting up over the last year? Find out here...

If you needed proof that 2003 was the 'Year Of The North' when it came to rising property prices, take a look at the Halifax's figures for the year.

The bank's statistics show that all of the Top 20 fastest-growing areas last year were in the Midlands and beyond.

Top of the pile is Brighouse in West Yorkshire, where prices have grown by an average £46,865 or 65%. The highest town in the South is Sawbridgeworth in Hertfordshire, where prices grew by 39%, placing it at 38 in the table.

Town Average Price 2002 Average Price 2003 % Change 2003

Brighouse, West Yorkshire £72,205 £119,070 65%

Ashington, Northumberland £54,564 £89,654 64%

Spennymoor, County Durham £57,480 £90,665 58%

Market Drayton, Shropshire £113,483 £177,069 56%

Prudhoe, Northumberland £97,230 £149,325 54%

Seaham, County Durham £57,462 £88,241 54%

West Bromwich, W Midlands £71,194 £108,788 53%

Ammanford, Dyfed £61,756 £94,149 53%

Whitchurch, Shropshire £115,130 £173,581 51%

Consett, County Durham £63,943 £95,801 50%

Dumbarton, Strathclyde £61,480 £91,957 50%

Hebburn, Tyne-and-Wear £49,930 £74,348 49%

Helensburgh, Strathclyde £95,647 £142,150 49%

Blyth, Northumberland £60,812 £90,348 49%

Corby, Northamptonshire £76,007 £112,857 49%

Cupar, Fife £85,589 £126,999 48%

Gainsborough, Lincs £71,372 £105,589 48%

Wallsend, Tyne-and-Wear £60,917 £89,543 47%

Alfreton, Derbyshire £77,179 £112,230 45%

Barry, South-Glamorgan £87,495 £127,027 45%


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