The Red House. (Le Rede Howse) before the Slingsbys
The Manor on which the current house stands was mentioned in the Doomsday Book as the Manor of Scarchetorp (later to be called Scragglethorpe) which was held by Osbern de Arcis. His wifes name was Ivetta and together they founded Nun Monkton Priory. Sometime between 1086 and 1300 the Manor passed into the hands of the Ughtred family. Sir Robert Ughtred probably built the first house "Rede Howse." In 1301 Sir Robert raises 1100 Foot for Edward I war on the Scots but in 1307 Sir Robert dies. Sir Thomas Ughtred fights at Bannockburn in 1314 and then at the siege on Berwick in 1319. In 1320 he becomes a Knight of the Shire of Yorkshire.
Sir Thomas (now Lord Ughtred) at the Siege of St Omer and with his Archers defeats the French Cavalry in the centre (1340)
1342 Lord Ughtred Licensed to crenellate Red House.
1346 Lord Ughtred at the Battle of Crecy
1360 made one of the first Knights of the Garter.
1365 Lord Ughtred dies and is succeeded by Thomas who in 1366 fights in the French and Scottish Wars
1509 Henry Ughtred knighted by Henry VIII
1520 Robert Ughtred sells Scragglethorpe and the Manor to his Uncle Sir Anthony who marries Elizabeth Seymour, Jane Seymour's sister.
1531 Sir Anthony sells Redhouse to his brother-in-law, Sir Edward Seymour, retaining the right to live there until his death.
The Red House first comes into the Slingsby family in 1560 when Sir Edward Seymour sells the Reversion of Red House to Francis Slingsby.