Welcome to The Webb Estate

This is the website of the Webb Estate, Purley, a residential conservation area, about 12 miles South of London.

Originally farmland, this secluded and exclusive area has retained its atmosphere of tranquility for over 100 years.

William Webb's unique approach to development, which gives the estate its character, was based on the concept of co-operation between architect and gardener. The estate was built around the imaginative use of of plants and shrubs, with each road having a different character. Webb laid out a garden landscape and then introduced 225 properties, all different and carefully sited.

The Estate was to be the work of a lifetime and it took Webb more than 30 years to perfect his vision, which now encompasses eleven roads