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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CRSBI annual lecture 2018 now available to view online

Prof. Malcolm Thurlby (York University, Toronto) - The Architectural Setting of English Romanesque Sculpture is now available to view on our new YouTube channel.

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


CRSBI annual lecture 2018: Malcolm Thurlby - ‘English Romanesque Sculpture in its Architectural Context’

Posted 3 months ago.

‘English Romanesque Sculpture in its Architectural Context’ Prof. Malcolm Thurlby FSA 24 April 2018, 5.30 pm

CRSBI Joins the Heritage Alliance

Posted 4 months ago.

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

List of CRSBI academic supporters now available on the website

Posted 4 months, 1 week ago.

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