Regency Life

Location: Beggarwood Park

Sponsor: Portsmouth Estates

Artist: Nick Murley

Regency Life

This elegant, classic and detailed design with a timeline of Jane Austen’s novels has a real regency style. Sit here, look around and contemplate the landscape and the things that have changed and the things that have not. Beggarwood Park is a great place to explore and abuts the Portsmouth Estate that once owned much of the land in this area including Hatch Warren until the 1980s.

Our sponsor,  Portsmouth Estates, lies in the heart of Jane Austen country and is proud to be supporting this initiative and Basingstoke more widely, continuing the Wallop family’s centuries long connection with Basingstoke and Jane Austen herself.

This is a large park with a play area and maze and lots of space to explore. The BookBench can be approached from a number of directions, but is at least 5 minutes walk from any parking. There are wide, level pathways suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. Parking is either on the roadside on Old Beggarwood Lane (nearest postcode RG22 4WS) or at the Hatch Warren Retail Park (RG22 4TT).