Church Monuments Society


Heritage crime

By CMS in CMS news, Heritage

Heritage crime continues to be a problem. Lead is taken from church roofs; monuments are vandalised. Perhaps even more concerning is the possibility of theft to order. The church of St Mary, Badley in Suffolk, has been the victim of this. A large carved stone shield from the memorial of  Henrietta Robins (d. 1728) was stolen, and it is suspected that this was done to order.

What can we do? Be watchful, be vigilant – and in the case of this particular memorial, look at the photo taken before the damage and keep your eyes open. Help us track it down. Contact @SuffolkPolice or @RuralCrimeSfk.

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Detail of the Robins tomb at Badley: photo David Carrington.

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