Since 1066 or even earlier, the whole “estate” was owned by one family, and a total of 34 such owners or “Lords of the Manor of Aldermaston” is recorded- for more details see The Lords of the Manor of Aldermaston
The whole estate, totalling some 2500 acres, was put up for sale in 1893 on behalf of the owners, the Higford Burr family. There follow excerpts from the magnificent brochure dated Monday, June 26th 1893 which contains many photographs. The auction took place in Tokenhouse Yard, London. and Charles Keyser ultimately purchased it for the sum of £160,000. This remarkable man contributed greatly to the character and appearance of the village to this day.
Finally, in 1939 on the death of Charles Keyser’s widow, the estate was sold in 394 individual lots and so finally passed into the ownership of many individuals. Details can be found at Sale of the Aldermaston Estate in 1939
Pages from the 1893 sale catalogue were photocopied from those in the possession of the late Mrs Pam Gardner.