DiCamillo Companion

Mainsforth Hall

  • House & Family History: Mainsforth deteriorated after World War II; the House was derelict in the 1950s and was demolished in the 1960s.

    House Replaced By: A 20th century house sits on the site of the Georgian house.

    Comments: Fordyce called Mainsforth "a good specimen of those peculiarly English mansions in which comfort and elegance are happily united."

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The gatepiers, rusticated with pineapple finials, are extant.

  • Title: Lost Houses of County Durham
    Author: Meadows, Peter; Waterson, Edward
    Year Published: 1993
    Publisher: Yorkshire: Jill Raines
    ISBN: 0951649418
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Hutton family, until 1708. Robert Surtees, until 1834.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No