Purley Beeches 9426

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

This is an area of mature beech woodland which was purchased by the parish in 1907. Many of the trees suffered in the storm of 1987.

History

In 1907 Purley Beeches, an area of mature Beech woodland, was purchased partly by public subscription and partly by a rate levied on the rate payers of the Parish, saving the woodland from development. Prior to this a number of Sanderstead residents had paid a subscription to cover the rent and maintenance of the Beeches. In 1953, Coulsdon and Purley UDC was granted a coat of arms, which had two trees, an oak for the Purley Oaks and a beech for Purley Beeches.

Visitor Facilities

The site is open 8am Mon-Fri/9am weekends - dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The site is open 8am Mon-Fri/9am weekends - dusk.

Directions

Rail: Sanderstead, Purley Oaks
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust