Retreat Hospital 2791

York, North Yorkshire, England

Brief Description

Retreat Hospital has a garden which is associated with one of the first humane asylums in England.


William Tuke opened the Retreat in 1796. It was originally intended as a place where Quakers could go when experiencing mental distress. The asylum was specifically designed to understand the needs of members of this organisation.



  • 18th Century
  • Late 18th Century
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