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Barwick Follies

The wonderful and weird follies of Barwick Park are located on the boundaries of the estate at the four points of the compass.

In the best tradition of follies, their appearance defies explanation other than the decorative, but they provide a source of fascination and speculation to all who look upon them. The follies are Jack the Treacle Eater (a stone arch topped by a round tower) to the east, ┬áthe Fish Tower in the north, Messiter’s Cone (also known as the Rose Tower), which is 75 feet (23 m) high, at the west end and the Needle to the south. The first three may be seen from Two Tower Lane, off the A37 just south of Yeovil, and the Needle is further down the A37 at the Halstock turning.