Welcome to CRSBI

The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture is a complete online record of all the surviving Romanesque sculpture in Britain and Ireland, at more than 5000 sites.   It provides us with a unique window on the aesthetics, beliefs, daily life, preoccupations, humour and technical skills of the artists and people of this creative and formative era from the late 11th century to the late 12th century.

Every entry is freely available and includes information on the historical and architectural context of the building, a first-class photographic record, and a scholarly description of the sculpture.  Our work continues and many sites are already available on this website.

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Grant to fund publication of site reports in Norfolk

CRSBI would like to thank the Norfolk & Norwich Archaeological Society for a grant to pay some of our young corpus editors to manipulate around 1000 digitised images of the Norfolk sculpture ready for publication. 

Fieldworkers please!

We are always in the search for more fieldworkers, and we need several more in key areas.  We need more help with recording in Devon, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Lancashire and Cumbria, and more help in Wales.  For further details contact Nora Courtney using the contact link above.


Please try our MyCRSBI section where you can save searches and notes on site reports for your own reference.  Only you will see the lists and comments saved to your MyCRSBI account.  Click on MyCRSBI in the header menu.


Opportunities in Wales

Posted 1 week, 1 day ago.

The article on Welsh Romanesque, published in the Cadw members’ magazine, Heritage in Wales, is out now and refers to work to be done by CRSBI.  The article refers to more information online – namely the document called ‘Opportunities for Recording in Wales’ which is available on this website under resources.

CRSBI update - Latest Newsletter

Posted 4 months ago.

The latest issue of the CRSBI newsletter is out - Sept 2016.  Click on Resources to view it.

County Prefaces

Posted 7 months, 3 weeks ago.

Don't forget to look at our County Prefaces - under Resources - written by experts on each county.  There are 10 already published for : Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire and the Soke of Peterborough, Suffolk, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire, East Riding, Yorkshire, West Riding