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Purley, Croydon

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Purley, Croydon

Purley is a place in the London Borough of Croydon, England. It is a suburban development situated 11.7 miles (18.8 km) south of Charing Cross. The name, first recorded as "Pirlee" in 1200, means 'Peartree wood or clearing'. Purley has a population of about 72,000.
Post townPURLEY
Administrative CountyCroydon
Traditional CountySurrey
OS GridTQ3161
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020

Other names by which Purley, Croydon has been known in the past

Purley House

Purley, Croydon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

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.

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