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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Newsletter - fifth issue

The latest issue of the CRSBI newsletter is out - December 2015.  Click on Resources to view it.

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.


County Prefaces

Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago.

Don't forget to look at out 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

Annual Lecture 2016 - April 26th

Posted 1 month ago.

The Annual Lecture will be at 5.30pm at the Courtauld Institute of Art on April 26th.  The lecture will be given by Professor Jane Geddes. The costs associated with the lecture and reception have again been generously met by John Osborn.  CRSBI would like to thank him for his support.

Nine editors!

Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago.

We keep adding more editors and site reports are getting added at an ever faster pace.