(this is a very small original image – see note on image sizes)
Steel engraving published by Newman & Co, Watling Street, London, c1860.
Regency Square was built between 1818 and 1824, conceived by the speculative developer, Joshua Hanson, and built by Charles Busby with the Wilds father and son. The site was originally Belle Vue Field, often used as a military encampment.
Considering its date and importance as an example of seaside architecture, there are surprisingly few engravings of the square. In Images of Brighton there are just three specific views of the square, and then two views of the New Pier which include a view of the square in the background, and one view of the square, from the sea, before the new pier was built.
Images of Brighton 1050
All images of Regency Square:
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