Tower In Barwick Park / Jack The Treacle Eater

27 Aug 1999
Tower In Barwick Park, Barwick, South Somerset, Somerset
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Jack The Treacle Eater, Long Lane (Off Rexe's Hollow), Barwick, South Somerset, Somerset
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

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


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).

Listing NGR: ST5631314212


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0882 IOE Records taken by Brian Haigh; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Brian Haigh. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Haigh, Brian

Rights Holder: Haigh, Brian


Ashlar, Ham Hill Stone, Rubble, Stone, Georgian Tower, Unassigned, Building, Folly, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Garden Building, Statue, Sculpture, Garden Ornament, Street Furniture