Broadmoor Hospital, Crowthorne - Bracknell Forest (UA)

A mid-C19 asylum, built for the criminally insane to designs by Joshua Jebb. The site is undergoing major redevelopment with construction of a new modern secure hospital underway and due for completion in Spring 2019. Future plans have been to convert the original building into an hotel, with the extensive walled garden to be developed for housing. The ornamented farmland has survived but needs managing to sustain significance. Faced with more major change close liaison with the owner and Local Authority is necessary to ensure what remains in terms of historic significance can be salvaged.

Broadmoor Hospital, Crowthorne - Bracknell Forest (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Broadmoor Hospital
  • Heritage Category: Registered Park and Garden grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1001401
  • Local Planning Authority: Bracknell Forest (UA)
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park


  • Unitary Authority: Bracknell Forest (UA)
  • Parish: Crowthorne
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Bracknell
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Park and garden
  • Condition: Extensive significant problems
  • Vulnerability: High
  • Trend: Declining
  • Ownership: Health authority
  • Designation: Registered Park and Garden grade II, LB grade II