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10 September 1847 – 23 May 1929 Lord of the Manor: 1893-1929 Aldermaston Court Charles Keyser bought Aldermaston Court in 1893, it is ...
A view of the church interior facing east, after Keyser's refurbishment. The "tortoise" stove seen in pre-renovation photos has been removed.
Catalogue record: AH.0682
A view of the magnificent tomb.
Catalogue record: AH.0683
A closer view of the eastern end of the church. The blank rectangle is simply the marble flagstone floor.
Catalogue record: AH.0684
A further closeup of the eastern, altar wall after renovation. It can be seen that the Annunciation roundel has already been moved to its present location.
Catalogue record: AH.0685
One of several group portraits which include Charles Keyser (front row, striped blazer holding a cricket bat), then a group of ladies (members of his family?), other worthies- and members of the Cricket team.
Catalogue record: AH.0686
A splendid gathering of early 20th Century motorists with their hornless carriages. Not a number plate to be seen- and did one of each party have to walk ahead with a red flag?
Catalogue record: AH.0670
One of two views, possibly of the Breakfast Room. Note the electric light fittings.
Catalogue record: AH.0671
Another view (as above 02) possibly of the Breakfast Room
Catalogue record: AH.0672
A first view of the library. The centre panel of the end wall is a concealed door, disguised as bookshelves.
Catalogue record: AH.0673
Another view of the huge library.
Catalogue record: AH.0674
A third view of the great library, including a piano.
Catalogue record: AH.0675
A view of the lofty foyer or entrance hall- the upstairs balconies are just visible.
Catalogue record: AH.0676
Another view of the lofty foyer. the right-hand door opens onto the library and the exit of the left leads to the gallery where the stained glass windows of the saints are to be found.
Catalogue record: AH.0677
Another view of the foyer. The archway on the right leads to the staorcase.
Catalogue record: AH.0678
Another richly-furnished room, also featuring a billiard table as can be seen in the next photo but one.
Catalogue record: AH.0679
A second view of this ornate and comfortable room
Catalogue record: AH.0680
A splendid billiard table with electric lighting, in the same room judging by the ceiling and furniture.
Catalogue record: AH.0681
Many postcards of Aldermaston published in the first few decades of the twentieth century.