Asylum

High Royds Pauper Lunatic Asylum, West Riding, Yorkshire

High Royds Pauper Lunatic Asylum, West Riding, Yorkshire

Victorian Mentality Values

A SECRET SO SHAMEFUL THAT IT WAS HIDDEN DEEP IN THE BRITISH COUNTRYSIDE. VAST, SPRAWLING MEGA-STRUCTURES DESIGNED TO HOLD THOSE MEMBERS OF SOCIETY WHO DID NOT FIT THE MOULD OF VICTORIAN BRITAIN, WHETHER BECAUSE OF ‘FEEBLE-MINDEDNESS’, EPILEPSY, SEX BEFORE MARRIAGE OR GENUINE MENTAL ILLNESS.