Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for PURLEY HOUSE

PURLEY HOUSE, a seat in the E of Surrey; near the London and Brighton railway, 2½ miles S of Croydon. It belonged to Bradshaw, who presided at the trial of Charles I.; was the residence of Horne Tooke, whilewriting his " Diversions of Purley; " passed to the Goslings; and is now the seat of J. H. Smith, Esq.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a seat"   (ADL Feature Type: "residential sites")
Administrative units: Surrey AncC
Place: Purley

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