It is thought that there has always been a dwelling at Casterne, even since the earliest days. The fields around are littered with Iron Age, Bronze Age and even Stone Age remains.
There are Roman remains in the cellars and there have been some important Roman and Saxon finds around the house.
The Hurt family acquired Casterne in the late 1400s and live there still. In 1690 it became the preserve of younger sons when the family moved to the much bigger estate at Alderwasley, Derbyshire.
The house has been rebuilt several times over the centuries. The present house dates from 1735, though there are 17thC and medieval remains in the rear elevation.