Project Purley

The Local History Society for Purley on Thames

T1700 26/11/18 level 2

The Physical Environment

In this section we look at Purley without regard to its inhabitants looking at links to articles under the four main subheadings.


Taking a general view of what you see on the ground

Parts of the Parish




Taking a look at what is under the ground

Underlying geology

Soil Types


Purley has a relatively mild climate being sheltered from winds from the north by the Chilterns and from the south by the South Downs.


The River Thames

The River Thames is perhaps the most significant feature for Purley although for the most part it is well out of view of the majority of the population

The River Thames

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