1863 Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum

Broadmoor Hospital is one of three “High Secure” or “Special” hospitals for mentally disordered offenders in England and Wales, being the first and arguably the most high profile.

Rampton Hospital, in Nottinghamshire, was opened in 1912 as “Broadmoor Branch” to reduce overcrowding.

Ashworth Hospital was formed in the 1990s as a merger of Park Lane Hospital and Moss Side Hospital for similar reasons.