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

76. The corridor asylum developed out of this scheme, placing male and female wings either side of the central administrative and service core. The asylum could then grow by adding to the wings in an ‘H’ block, or echelon, pattern. Extreme patients were located at the tips of the wings of the ‘bat’ as far away from the central core as possible.