Purley  Surrey


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Purley like this:

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.

Purley through time

Purley is now part of Croydon district. Click here for graphs and data of how Croydon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Purley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Purley, in Croydon and Surrey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th July 2024

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