Jack Fuller's pyramid is a 25 foot (7.62 m) high mausoleum built in 1811, twenty-three years before his death. It stands in the churchyard of St. Thomas à Becket, Brightling.
The ninth verse of Grey's Elegy is inscribed on one wall:
'The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r
And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave
Await alike th' inevitable hour
The paths of glory lead but to the grave'
Local legend had it that Fuller was entombed in the pyramid in full dress and top hat seated at a table set with a roast chicken and a bottle of wine. This was discovered to be untrue during renovations in 1982. Fuller is indeed buried in the conventional manner beneath the pyramid.
Jack Fuller was not the only Sussex worthy to be entombed in a pyramid. London builder, James Burton (1761-1837), is credited with creating the town of St. Leonards (near Hastings, East Sussex) as a seaside resort for the wealthy, between 1827 and 1837. His son Decimus Burton(1800-1881) continued building in the 1850s and 60s. Father, son and other family members are buried beneath the Burton pyramid located on West Hill Road, St Leonards overlooking the sea.
Burton Pyramid, St. Leonards near Hastings, East Sussex
Killigrew Monument, Falmouth, Cornwall
The purpose of this pyramid shaped monument is unknown and it bears no inscription. It was originally erected by Martin Lister Killigrew (1666-1743) in 1737/1738 in the Grove adjacent to his home, Arwenack. Constructed by John Ragland, master-mason, the pyramid stands 40 feet (12 m) tall and has 14 foot (3.25 m) square base. It was moved to Landsdowne Rd in 1836 then to its present location at Arwenack Green in front of the old Manor House, in 1871.