The Rise Hall you see today is mostly the result of 18th and early 19th century building, but its history goes much further back. Rise is recorded in the Domesday Book as being owned by Cnut in 1066.
It then had a series of owners, including Richard Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester, better known as King Richard III.
The estate remained a crown estate until 1628 when the house and 120 acres of woodland were used as security for a loan from the City of London to the crown. In 1639 the grantees of the loan sold the estate to a William Raven and a Michael Evans, and it was sold again in 1646 and bought on behalf of Hugh Bethell.