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
© Mr Brian Haigh. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
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
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