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Purley Park

  • Earlier Houses: There were at least two earlier houses near the site of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Anthony Gilbert Storer

  • Garden & Outbuildings: Repton's 1793 Red Book for Purley Magna is extant and in a private collection today.

  • Architect: James Wyatt

    Date: 1800-05
    Designed: House for Anthony Gilbert Storer

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. II, p. 217, 1853.

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: Henry St. John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke; St. John family here from 1514 until 1789. Robert Mackreth, 1789-90. John Martindale, 1790-93. Anthony Morris Storer, 1793-99. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Anthony Gilbert Storer, 1805-18; Major Anthony Morris Storer, 1818-1902. Ivy Leila Downing, until 1920.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Flats / Multi Family

    Ownership Details: Divided into flats in 2004.

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No