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YOSM #0296 Jurys Gut Traditional Cache

Hidden : 01/25/2016
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Just off of the B2096 you'll find one of Mad Jack Fuller's follies known as the Sugar Loaf because of its shape.


This cache replaces the now sadly archived GCVAF7  I make no apologises for any similarities between this and its predecessor.

One of Mad Jack Fuller's follies built in and around Brightling East Sussex. The Sugar Loaf. Also known as Fuller's point, this folly stands 35 feet tall in a meadow just off the Battle - Heathfield road. Legend has it that Fuller made a bet that he could see the spire of St Giles, Dallington from his house. Upon realizing that this was not true he had workmen erect this folly in order to win the bet.

Believe it or not, it was actually used as a two storey dwelling up until the 1930s. Considering that it is only 15' in diameter it's hard to imagine. The structure is open to the public and has an earthen floor with rough brick walls. It is thought to have been built in the 1820s and gets its name from the conical loaf form that sugar was sold in at that time.

There is lay-by parking nearby and  a small path that leads directly to the sugar loaf. This site is a short drive to Dallington highly recommended - a charming quiet village with half timbered houses and narrow lanes with a delight at every corner. Visit the church of St Giles and compare the spire with the sugar loaf - they are very similar in size and shape.


About Ye Ole Survey Monuments

Ye Ole Survey Monument (YOSM) is a captivating series of caches that pays homage to the remarkable legacy of OutForTheHunt's YSM series (GC45CC).

YOSM caches are strategically positioned at or near Trig Points. These triangulation stations have played a pivotal role as surveying landmarks, contributing to the mapping of expansive territories.

Some of these points, bearing historical significance, might now be situated on private land or have vanished with time. As a result, the caches are artfully placed in close proximity, reverently acknowledging the historical importance of these survey monuments.

More information, bookmarks and statistics can be found at the YOSM Website

If anybody would like to expand the Ye Ole Survey Monuments Series, please do.
I would ask that you request a number for your cache first at www.yosm.org.uk
so we can keep track of the numbers and names to avoid duplication.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Oruvaq gur Gevt Cbvag. Cyrnfr erpbire jvgu fgvpxbsyntr nsgre svaqvat.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)