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Jack the Treacle Eater, Barwick Park, Barwick, Somerset

Mike Hesketh-Roberts, Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England1989-08-08

Historic England

Historic England

This strangely-named folly was built in circa 1775 from local and Ham stone rubble and ashlar. It is the east boundary marker, one of four, of the Barwick Park estate. Its name derives from Jack, a local runner who carried family messages to London, and who was said to have trained on treacle.

List Entry Number 1057227.
Historic England Archive BB99/08283.

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  • Title: Jack the Treacle Eater, Barwick Park, Barwick, Somerset
  • Creator: Mike Hesketh-Roberts, Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England
  • Date Created: 1989-08-08
  • Rights: Copyright Crown Copyright. Historic England
  • Medium: Cellulose acetate negative

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