Monumental Brass Society

Theft of brass at Stratford St. Mary, Suffolk

The brass commemorating Edward Crane, 1558, and wife Elizabeth was stolen on Saturday, 22nd February 2020. This London H (Nayle) style brass (male effigy 512 x 134 mm, female effigy 530 x 127 mm and inscription 103 x 477 mm) was conserved by the late William Lack in 1993. The board, that also contained an inscription recording the conservation of the brass, was wrenched from the north wall of the north aisle causing considerable damage.

Members with any information are asked to contact Martin Stuchfield, Hon. Conservation Officer ( or The Crime Bureau via the non-emergency police number 101 quoting crime reference number (Suffolk 37-11627-20). 

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