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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CSRBI will again be represented at the IMC in Leeds in the summer of 2018!

CRSBI’s application to participate in next year’s International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds (2-5 July) has been accepted! The Corpus will contribute papers by six speakers in two academic sessions on 4 July. The Special Focus of this year’s Congress is Memory.

County Prefaces

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

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.


CRSBI Joins the Heritage Alliance

Posted 3 days, 8 hours ago.

CRSBI is pleased to announce it has joined The Heritage Alliance.

List of CRSBI academic supporters now available on the website

Posted 1 week, 4 days ago.

The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture has recently attracted the backing and encouragement of many distinguished scholars of the medieval built environment.

Vacancy (Unsalaried): Chair of the CRSBI Management Board

Posted 2 months ago.

CRSBI wishes to appoint a successor to Nigel Clubb FSA, Chair of the Management Board, on his retirement at the end of April 2018. Please click above to find out more and how to apply.