The Sugarloaf, Dallington, East Sussex
This obelisk or eye-catcher was erected on high ground as a land mark by John 'Honest Jack' Fuller of the Brightling Park estate. Also known as 'Mad Jack', Fuller was an eccentric, politician, and the friend and patron of the artist JMW Turner and the architect Sir Robert Smirke. Smirke extended Fuller's house in circa 1800 and built a number of follies on the estate and beyond. The Sugarloaf, or Sugar Loaf, is named after the conical-shaped form that sugar was produced and sold. One story recounts that it was built to deceive visitors into thinking they could see the spire of nearby Dallington Church from Fuller's house. Constructed in stone and coated with cement, it has a door and two windows and it is said that it was once inhabited as a cottage.