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Retreat Hospital 2791

Introduction

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

History

History

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.

Period

  • 18th Century
  • Late 18th Century
Associated People