Originally constructed by Godfrey Spigurnel (Sergeant to King John) in the early 1200s. This is one of only two Norman Manor Houses surviving in Nottinghamshire, although both are in ruins. (The other is Wansley Hall in Lower Bagthorpe, also in Ashfield). Skegby Manor House is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. It slowly became disused as the descendants of the Spigurnels constructed and moved into Skegby Hall a little further along the road, which is now converted into apartments. The Manor House is on private land but can easily be seen from the road.