Broadgate, East Riding Asylum 1905 (archive ref PH-1-66)

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The former East Riding Lunatic Asylum opened in Walkington in 1871 with 100 patients transferred from the North Riding Asylum at York. Standing in its own grounds close to the road from Beverley to Walkington, it boasted magnificent views of the surrounding countryside, which could be seen from the hospital windows. In 1949 it was renamed Broadgate Mental Hospital.
During its lifetime, it underwent many changes and at one time it was known as one of the most progressive hospitals of its kind. ‘Broadgates’ closed in 1989 and was later demolished to make way for a new housing development


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