Eashing Farm

Eashing was formerly known as Eashing Farm. It is set high above Eashing and to the east of the river bridge. The house faces east and a little Green. So successfully has the stone house masked the older buildings that only from the garden can the wide timbers and hipped roof with gable be seen. Some timber framing remains on the north side facing the farm but this lacks the curved bracing characteristic for old buildings. Inside framing is exposed and is nearly complete in the trusses and roof.

A late eighteenth century symmetrical stone building hides a fine fifteenth century medieval four bay timberframed house. There is a central two bay hall open to the roof with heavily sooted rafters over. The roof structure is clasped purlin with wind braces and unusual framing. There is a central straight queen strutt and two sloping strutts to the collar in each truss. The solar is jettied over the open hall and there is a bressumer moulded on both faces to support the joists which are chamfered and stopped on the projection only. Later, the hall was part floored and a smoke bay partition wall remains. The chimney was added within this space. A parallel parlour wing with attics was added behind in the early seventeenth century. (DBRG Report)

Here’s how it was advertised in 2002:

Eashing formerly Eashing Farm May02