Consisting of two or more undressed stone
slabs supporting a huge capstone, they were burial chambers built over the bodies or bones of notable deceased people.
Our town's towering tabernacle is a rocky reminder that - just as it was sculpturally-shaped in glory and grandeur from rough, undressed stone
into a triumphant temple of the Divine Architect - ordinary men and women can be miraculously metamorphosed into bricks and pillars in the Temple of the New Jerusalem.
The main entrance and museum level is elevated on a modern version of the traditional rusticated base, a plinth clad in rough undressed stone
in the manner of surrounding farm buildings.