HOUSE prices in Oxford have risen by an average of 308 per cent in the past 20 years according to a new assessment.

The average house price in the city in 2019 – £411,835 – is more than four times the average price from 1999 – £100,738.00.

The figure in 2009 was £223,319, rising to £311,135 in 2014.

The ranking by Compare the Market found the city increase was sixth highest in the UK.

The table was topped by Maldon in Essex, where average property prices have rocketed by 327 per cent over the same period.

Maldon was followed by the Malvern Hills, Cambridge, London and Hertsmere.