It was Lord Haversham, or perhaps his father Maurice Thompson, who built the present Manor House. How long prior to this time a house had existed on this particular site there is some uncertainty. Originally it must surely have been enclosed by the moat, which is at a distance of about 140 yards away. The present house, at any rate, dates from the latter half of the 17th century, with possible traces of an older building.
A considerable portion of it was taken down in 1792, and a new wing added bearing the initials “A.S., 1793 W.G.” (i.e. Alex Small & Wm Greaves.)