A Quick Overview of Purley
Purley is a town in South London within the London Borough of Croydon. It is located south of Croydon, and is situated 11.7 miles (18.8 km) south of Charing Cross. It has a population of about 14,000 (2011). The name, first recorded as "Pirlee" in 1200, means 'Peartree wood or clearing'.