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
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