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© Mr Brian Haigh

IoE Number: 263573
Location: TOWER IN BARWICK PARK,
  BARWICK, SOUTH SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Brian Haigh
Date Photographed: 27 August 1999
Date listed: 19 April 1961
Date of last amendment: 30 August 1984
Grade II

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ST51SEBARWICK CPLONG LANE (off Rexe's Hollow)5/15Jack the Treacle Eater(formerly listed is tower inBarwick Park)

ST51SE BARWICK CP LONG LANE (off Rexe's Hollow) 5/15 Jack the Treacle Eater (formerly listed is tower in Barwick Park) 19.4.61 GV II Folly. Circa 1775. Local and Ham stone rubble and ashlar. Rough rubble arch about 5-metres high, crowned with circular tower in cut and squared stone, having battlemented quasi-parapet and conical stone roof surmounted by lead statuette (a winged Mercury). Blocked opening in side of tower with part only of a rough stair thereto. The East boundary marker, one of four, of the Barwick Park estate, probably erected by John Newman; 'Jack' was a local runner who carried family messages to London, who was said to have trained on treacle. (Barbara Jones, Follies and Grottoes, Constable 1974).

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