Also known as Fuller's point, this folly stands 35 feet
(10.7 m ) tall in a meadow just off the Battle-Heathfield road B2096, near Wood's Corner in East Sussex (Sometimes spelled Sugarloaf).

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 Realized 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 and gets its name from the conical loaf form that sugar was sold in at that time. It may possibly have been designed by Sir Robert Smirke.
Believe it or not, it was actually used as a two storey dwelling up until the 1930s. Considering that it is only 15 feet (4.57 m) in diameter it's hard to imagine.

"It is thought that Simeon Crouch and his family may have lived in the Sugar Loaf in the late 1870s, as family members have been told that one of his daughters, Mabel, was born there in 1879. Relatives of the Lulham family are believed to be the last people to live in the Sugar Loaf.  The stone building had two storeys, with windows on each floor. There was a ladder between the two floors and there was also a lean-to kitchen."

Dallingon: Six miles from Everywhere, the History of a Sussex Village,
by  Karen Bryant-Mole, 1999
The Sugar Loaf or Fuller's Point
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© 2000 Annette Lloyd Thomas
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St Giles Church,Dallington
© 1995 Hans-Georg Stump
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Plaque on the Sugar Loaf
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During the Second World War, the Sugar Loaf became used as an anti-invasion machine gun post.
It fell into disrepair during the 1950s and when Dennis Baker bought Christmas Farm, on which the Sugar Loaf stands, he donated it to the East Sussex  County  Council in 1961.
Sugar Loaf Proms
held in July by the
village of Dallington

Looking out the doorway from inside
Looking in through the doorway
Loaves of sugar
The only window not bricked up
Snow on the base of the Sugarloaf
This plaque has since been removed
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The Sugarloaf is a brick structure covered with concrete
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Bricked up first floor window.
© 2011 Richard Groves
Beehive shaped ceiling
inside the Sugarloaf
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Description: The Sugarloaf

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 3 August 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 408851

OS Grid Reference: TQ6692119550
OS Grid Coordinates: 566921, 119550
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9512, 0.3750
Location: B2096, Dallington, East Sussex TN21 9LJ


Locality: Dallington
Local Authority: Rother District Council
County: East Sussex, England

Source: British Listed Buildings

THE SUGAR LOAF

THIS FOLLY WAS ERECTED BY JOHN FULLER
EARLY IN THE 19TH CENTURY TO WIN A WAGER
AND WAS LIVED IN AS A COTTAGE UNTIL 1880.
IT WAS RESTORED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
IN 1961 AND GIVEN TO THE EAST SUSSEX COUNTY
COUNCIL BY MR. D. BAKER OF CHRISTMAS FARM
© 1962 Bill Fuller
With Kind Permission of Simon Fuller
© 1962 Bill Fuller
With Kind Permission of Simon Fuller