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The Fish Tower, Barwick

Description: The Fish Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 April 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 263576

OS Grid Reference: ST5606914850
OS Grid Coordinates: 356069, 114850
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9314, -2.6265

Location: Two Tower Lane, Barwick, Somerset BA20 2RZ

Locality: Barwick
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA20 2RZ

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Listing Text


5/18 The Fish Tower
(previously listed as obelisk in
Park North of Barwick House)


Folly. Circa 1775. Local stone rubble with Ham stone ashlar at top. Base about 2 metres square and 2 metres high, with
arched opening on North side; above a hollow circular column about 12 metres high with open slits up the South side and
an ashlar crown with ogee arched panels, the whole reminisicent of a factory chimney. The North boundary marker, one
of four of the Barwick Park estate, probably erected by John Newman. (Barbara Jones, Follies and Grottoes, Constable

Listing NGR: ST5606914850

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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