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Alton Castle

South East view of Alton Castle. Within Alton Castle are the remains of the medieval castle, built in about 1175 by Bertram de Verdun, the founder of Croxden Abbey. Alton Castle was rebuilt as a large ...

Alton Church

St Peter's Church, Alton viewed from the south-west. The church has a Norman north arcade and a 14th century tower. It was largely rebuilt in 1830. The chancel and south chapel were built in 1884-5 by ...

Alton Towers

An aerial view of Alton Towers, looking north. Alton Towers was the home of the Talbot family, Earls of Shrewsbury. It was built between about 1810 and 1852. The 15th Earl began adapting an existing ...

Alton Towers

A general view of Alton Towers from the south. The Chapel with its tall slim tower can be seen in the background. Alton Towers was the home of the Talbot family, Earls of Shrewsbury. It was built between ...

Alton Towers

A postcard view of Alton Towers taken around 1986. Alton Towers was the home of the Talbot family, Earls of Shrewsbury. It was built between about 1810 and 1852. The 15th Earl began adapting an ...

Alton Towers

The Grand Entrace to Alton Towers. This postcard view was posted in Alton by Ruby (who was on holiday) to her Aunt in Sydenham, London. Alton Towers was the home of the Talbot family, Earls of Shrewsbury. ...

Alton Towers

A general view of Alton Towers and the gardens. This postcard view contains the following information “Guaranteed Real Photograph and British Manufacture” and describes the scene as a “View from the ...

Alton Towers

The picture was taken by Gerald McCann, photographer of Uttoxeter. Alton Towers was the home of the Talbot family, Earls of Shrewsbury. It was built between about 1810 and 1852. The 15th Earl began ...

Alton Towers

A postcard view of a “Fireplace in the Long Gallery”, the Fireplace was actually located in the Talbot Gallery. On the reverse of the card it states that it is a “Real Photograph” postcard, printed ...

Alton Towers

This postcard view is of the Lake at Alton Towers and in the distance are the Stables. It was published by Lilywhite, Ltd. Triangle, Yorks. The card was posted from Alton by a member of a group of ...

Alton Towers

Alton Towers was the home of the Talbot family, Earls of Shrewsbury. It was built between about 1810 and 1852. The 15th Earl began adapting an existing 16th or 17th century house, Alveton (Alton) ...

Alton Towers

A view of Alton Towers from the north, across the ornamental lake.

Alton Towers "T" Room

This postcard view shows the "T" Room set up as a tea and refreshment room around 1927. Alton Towers was the home of the Talbot family, Earls of Shrewsbury. It was built between about 1810 and 1852. ...

Alton Towers and Gardens

A general view of Alton Towers and the gardens, showing the Choragic Monument or Monument to Lysacrates in Athens (compare with the Lanthorn of Demosthenes at Shugborough), also the cascade, colonnade/loggia ...

Alton Towers and Gardens

A general view of Alton Towers and the gardens, showing the Choragic Monument or Monument to Lysacrates in Athens (compare with the Lanthorn of Demosthenes at Shugborough), also the cascade, colonnade/loggia ...

Alton Towers and the Boating Lake

The building of Alton Towers (the house and estate) took place between 1810 and 1852, and was a combination of eight notable architects' ideas. James Wyatt was the original designer and Pugin, the last. ...

Alton Towers and the Boating Lake

The building of Alton Towers (the house and estate) took place between 1810 and 1852, and was a combination of eight notable architects' ideas. James Wyatt was the original designer and Pugin, the last. ...

Alton Towers Gardens

A view of the gardens leading up to the Memorial to the 15th Earl of Shrewsbury at Alton Towers. The Memorial was erected in about 1830 by his nephew John, the 16th Earl. It is a copy of the Choragic ...