Care of the mentally ill in Glamorganshire was mainly provided in the home, until the 1840’s, when at the county’s expense, a number of patients were accommodated at the Vernon House Asylum in Briton Ferry.
Later, on 4 November 1864, The Glamorgan County Lunatic Asylum at Angelton, Bridgend was opened to accommodate 350 patients, with the Quarter Sessions having appointed a committee of visitors to manage the asylum.

Closed 1996.