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

79. A radial ward design was attempted, but suffered problems when the wards met towards the centre of the circle. In a novel, and unique design, C H Howell staggered the wards at Cane Hill, but still ended up with light and airing problems, and some wards had to straggle the central corridor. Far from ideal, but it was far better than the endless corridor asylums.