JACK THE TREACLE EATER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1057227
Date first listed:
19-Apr-1961
Date of most recent amendment:
30-Aug-1984
Statutory Address:
JACK THE TREACLE EATER, LONG LANE (OFF REXE'S HOLLOW)

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Location

Statutory Address:
JACK THE TREACLE EATER, LONG LANE (OFF REXE'S HOLLOW)

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Somerset
District:
South Somerset (District Authority)
Parish:
Barwick
National Grid Reference:
ST 56313 14212

Details

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).

Listing NGR: ST5631314212

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
263573
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Jones, B, Follies and Grottoes, (1974)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 37 Somerset,

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 27 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/00106/24
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