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Hey again, a bit late on this one as it was visited on the 'Smelly Sheep' tour with AndyK! Which is a bit further back now. Really liked this place as you don't normally see hospitals like this in such good condition! With security based inside it gives you a bit more of a buzz (though they must be deaf) . The building was designed by George Gilbert Scott (the great grandfather of the architect who design Battersea Power Station and the Red Phone Boxes, Giles Gilbert Scott) and William B Moffat. The Asylum was designed in the Corridor Layout that was prolific at the time, being symmetrical so that males and females could easily be segregated. The total cost of the original building came to Ã‚Â£17,000. The hospital opened on the 18th of March, 1845, with a capacity of 60 patients. But by the opening, the patients requiring treatment had increased to 104. At its peak in 1947, the hospital had 1027 patients.