Black and White - Graham Moss

The Sugar Loaf

The Sugar Loaf, one of the follies of 'Mad Jack Fuller'. This lies a couple of miles from the village, on a hill ridge. There are several plausible reasons given for its existence - one being that it was as a result of a wager.

Supposedly Mad Jack bet a friend, during a visit to London, that he could see the spire of the church in a nearby village (Dallington) from his home at Brightling. On returning home he discovered that the spire was not visible since it was blocked by a hill, and quickly had the Sugar Loaf - whose shape closely resembles that of the spire - built on a ridge of hills between his home and the village.

The Sugar Loaf gets its name from the way in which sugar was supplied at the time - in cones called loaves.

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