Easton Barton in 1907 – a grand farmhouse with medieval origins and striking Tudor features—tall granite windows and arched doorways. Roman remains said to be found on Cornbury Hill point to the possibility on an even earlier house on the site.
Approaching Lapford, a road to the right immediately before Bury Bridge, leads up Cornbury Hill to Easton Barton. For most of its history Easton Barton and its residents were an important part the Morchard Bishop community. An effigy in Morchard Bishop church memorialises a wealthy merchant of Easton Barton who, tradition tells us, paid for the building of the aisle in which he and his wife now lay. The house was connected by road to Morchard via Iron Catch and Middlecott farms. This changed with the turnpike road of 1852. Tracks were built from the farm, down Cornbury hill to the new road and Lapford became the most easily accessible village. The Edwardian owners of Easton Barton were buried in Lapford rather than Morchard.