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Jack the Treacle Eater, Barwick

Description: Jack the Treacle Eater

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 April 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 263573

OS Grid Reference: ST5631314212
OS Grid Coordinates: 356313, 114212
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9257, -2.6229

Location: Rex's Lane, Barwick, Somerset BA22 9TB

Locality: Barwick
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA22 9TB

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Listing Text

ST51SE BARWICK CP LONG LANE (off Rexe's Hollow)

5/15 Jack the Treacle Eater
(formerly listed is tower in
Barwick Park)


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 text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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