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 in the footer.


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.


Annual Lecture 2017 - April 25th

Posted 1 week, 3 days ago.

The Annual Lecture will be held at 5.30pm at the Courtauld Institute of Art on April 25th.  The lecture will be given by Professor Deborah Kahn: North and South of the Loire: The Culture of Copying and the Rebirth of Sculpture.  The costs associated with the lecture and reception are generously met by John Osborn.  CRSBI would like to thank him for his support.

CRSBI at Leeds 2017: Diagnosis, Transmission, Reconstruction: Anatomising the Body of Romanesque Sculpture

Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago.

CRSBI will be running its first conference session at this year at the Leeds International Medieval Congress.

CRSBI on social media

Posted 2 months ago.

You can now interact with CRSBI via social media.