The pele tower was built some time in the 14th-century probably by William de Hoton.
The house remained in the Hutton family until the Tudor period when it then passed by marriage to the Hudlestons.
There are several later additions. The house is grade I listed because of the pele tower. The first addition to the house was made in the Tudor period by Cuthbert Hutton and then the north wing was built in the 17th century.
The house was Georgianised by Andrew the Counsellor and then Victorianised by Laura Henrietta. In the garden there areeight yew trees on the upper terrace which are now almost as tall as the house and a small 17th century dovecote.