The small village of Purley lies four miles northwest of Reading, in west Berkshire. The River Thames forms the northern and eastern boundaries. The soil is loam and gravel. Just over half the land was arable, nearly half permanent grass, and a small amount of woodland.
Wordie, R. (ed.), 'Enclosure In Berkshire, 1485-1885' (Reading, 2000) pp.116-117.
OS Map Grid Ref(s): 28, 29