Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Purley

Purley, 2½ miles S. of Croydon, Surrey; P.O., T.O. Purley House, formerly the property of Bradshaw who presided at the trial of Charles I., was the residence of John Horne-Tooke (1736-1812), philologist and political writer, who wrote here his Diversions of Purley.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

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Administrative units: Surrey AncC
Place: Purley

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