DiCamillo Companion

Newton Cap Hall

  • House & Family History: John Bacon Forster began the New Hall; his son, William Bacon Forster, continued it. William Forster was said to have "led a profligate life, squandering his property in extravagance and gaming" (Whellan). Soon after remarrying, William committed suicide in the unfinished Hall.

  • 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: Destroyed

  • Past Seat / Home of: John Bacon Forster, 18th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No