Sugar Loaf Folly
Inspiration of The Old Folly Bears
Also known as Fuller's point, this folly stands 35 feet spire-shaped like a sugar cone.
Situated in Brightling Park, Wood's Corner in East Sussex.
Legend has it that John "Mad Jack" Fuller made a bet that he could see the spire of St Giles, Dallington from his house, Rose Hill in Brightling. When he realised that this was not true he had workmen hurriedly erect this folly in order to win the bet.
It is thought to have been built in the early 1820s & gets its name from the conical loaf form that sugar was sold in at that time. My great, great grandfather Simeon lived in the Sugar Loaf in 1879 with his wife, they had several children whilst living there, the building had no bathroom or kitchen.