Tour of St Mary’s Church, Purley on Thames with cream tea

St Mary’s Church dates to the Norman period although it is believed to be built on the site of its Saxon forerunner. Its architecture and features reflect not just the Norman period, but also its subsequent remodelling and extensions. For over a hundred years, this was an emparked church, accessible only via a private track. Its monuments have connections not just to some of Purley’s leading families, but those in Berkshire, and to local and international events.

We will finish with a cream tea.

Numbers are limited, so pre-booking is required. Bookings close three days before the tour. 

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Image: Geoff Pick – St. Mary The Virgin, Purley-on-Thames,CC BY-SA 2.0

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Date

Sat 21 Sep

Time

11:30 - 13:15

Tickets

£10.00

Location

Purley on Thames St Mary the Virgin Church
Purley on Thames St Mary the Virgin Church
St Mary's Avenue, Purley on Thames, Berkshire RG8 8BJ
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The Centre - Berkshire FHS
Email
booking@berksfhs.org.uk
Website
https://berksfhs.org/branches/
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Speaker

  • Catherine Sampson MSc
    Catherine Sampson MSc

    Catherine is a veteran family historian. Her own family history research is mainly concentrated in East Anglia and the North-East.

    She loves history across all periods, both the very early and the more modern. She is a keen social historian and regularly gives talks across Berkshire and the surrounding counties.

    Catherine is Chairman and Projects Coordinator for Berkshire Family History, and a former chairman of Project Purley, Purley’s local history society. She has published several histories of her own family and in 2010 edited “Purley in Old Images”. She is currently working on a new book on the history of Purley’s River Estate.