st. crispin lunatic asylum | 85 things you never knew about lunatic asylums

62. The pragmatic G T Hine was oddly romantic about Chapels, mostly building his in the grounds, noting that it was “more consistent with the patient’s preconceived ideas of attending religious worship.” Sir Henry Burdett rebuffed such ideals in his book (Hospitals And Asylums Of The World) by pointing out the practical aspects: the patients knew full well they were in an asylum and, more importantly, what if it was raining?