Charles Edward Keyser

Charles Edward Keyser by Walton Adams | © National Portrait Gallery, London
Charles Edward Keyser by Walton Adams bromide print, 1910s NPG P140(34)
© National Portrait Gallery, London

10 September 1847 – 23 May 1929

Lord of the Manor: 1893-1929

Aldermaston Court

Charles Keyser bought Aldermaston Court in 1893, it is rumoured after being advised by his sister Agnes, a mistress of Edward VII and founder of King Edward VII’s Hospital for Officers in London.

Aldermaston Church

Charles Keyser restored the 12th Century Church at Aldermaston from 1896-1902 using his friends from the Society of Antiquarians: Edward Doran Webb, architect and Philip Harry Newman, artist.

 


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