went out for a walk the other to great barr park looking for st margarets asylum.id been told that there is nothing left but that is untrue , alot atill remains including the asylum itself which dates back to 1777 and was owned by the scott family.it was leased by samual galton in the 1780's for his launar society meetings.
From 1919 to 1978 it became great barr idiot colony and a couple of the 20 or so hospital buildings which surrounded the asylum still stand including an isolation ward but most of it has been demolished to make a new housing estate
you cant get into the asylum tho as its got high security and 2 bull mastiffs on the fence but its well worth look.