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Jack the Treacle Eater

A Grade II Listed Building in Barwick, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9257 / 50°55'32"N

Longitude: -2.6229 / 2°37'22"W

OS Eastings: 356313

OS Northings: 114212

OS Grid: ST563142

Mapcode National: GBR MP.PWW0

Mapcode Global: FRA 56DN.FZG

Entry Name: Jack the Treacle Eater

Listing Date: 19 April 1961

Last Amended: 30 August 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1057227

English Heritage Legacy ID: 263573

Location: Barwick, South Somerset, Somerset, BA22

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Barwick

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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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

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