Purple History: Ian Gillan's home from 1971
until around 1983.
The Details: Seemingly
newly built when Ian Gillan moved in (possibly in the grounds
of an older property), Ian lived here throughout his time with
Deep Purple and Gillan Band days, only moving shortly before the
Today: The house is
little changed externally, it is still a private residence.
Getting there: "Nursery
Gardens is just off the main A329 Reading to Pangbourne road in
Purley on Thames. It is accessed by turning to the north along
Purley Lane at the traffic lights in the middle of Purley and
then turning left just before the bridge over the railway. By
train, travel to Tilehurst (first stop for local trains on the
main line west from Reading). The station exits on to the A329
- turn right and walk for about a mile to get to the traffic lights,
bearing right at the roundabout about half way along the way.
Buses also go along this road, check for details at the station."
Thanks to Lorrainne Pickering for the recent pictures.
early picture shows Ian Gillan outside his house
(with a cup of tea) in 1971.