Monday, 22 April 2013

The alcove area adjacent to the synagogue

The brick foundations here were in an excellent state of preservation - the box tombs had not had such a lucky escape from the wreckers. Fortunately, we found one intact side piece, one broken piece that could be remoulded with clay, and two intact end pieces. Plaster moulds were made using these as masters, and reproductions of the box tombs were created, using eighteenth century mould making techniques.

Remnants of Portland Stone Box Tombs

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