The present house has its origins in a manor house probably built by John Gawen, who acquired the property in 1377.
In 1658 the manor was acquired for his seat by Sir Wadham Wyndham (1609-1668), a judge of the King's Bench, 9th son of Sir John Wyndham (1558–1645) of Orchard Wyndham, Somerset. The Wyndham family made alterations to the house in the 17th century.
Some features of the house date from the late 14th century, others from the 15th, 16th, 17th and 19th centuries. The principal walls are of dressed limestone under a tiled roof with ashlar chimneys. There is a 14th-century three-bay hall and a cross passage with flanking 17th-century cross wings and a 16th-century range at the front. A 15th-century porch to the right of the main front has a pointed archway. There is a 14th-century undercroft and a solar at the west end of the hall. Inside the hall is a Tudor-arched stone chimneypiece. In the east wing is a 17th-century newel staircase with turned balusters.
- English Heritage. "NORRINGTON MANOR WITH WALL AND GATE PIERS (1318666)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- Burke's Landed Gentry, 1937, p.2511, pedigree of Wyndham
- Nikolaus Pevsner & Bridget Cherry, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire (Penguin Books, 1975)
- Norrington Manor at britishlistedbuildings.co.uk, accessed 21 September 2011