Welcome to CRSBI

The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture is a complete online record of all the surviving Romanesque sculpture in Britain and Ireland, surviving 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.

Every entry 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 - third issue

Congratulations to our newsletter editor Peter Hayes for the third issue published November 2014, following on from the success of the first issue in March and second in July.  Find the latest Newsletter under Resources.  Next issue April 2015!

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.


Four new editors

Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago.

Four new editors have joined the CRSBI team of editors.  Fieldworkers' material will be double-checked by this expert team, and publication of their material to the CRSBI website will be faster than ever.

CRSBI Annual Lecture - April 28th

Posted 1 day, 12 hours ago.

Professor Tessa Garton will speak on Evidence set in stone? Twelfth-century sculptors and workshop practices in northern Palencia, Spain. Tuesday 28th April 2015 at 5.30 p.m. at the Courtauld Institute of Art.


Posted 1 day, 12 hours ago.

The Corpus is looking for a Project Coordinator to raise the profile of the Corpus in Wales.  For more information please click on Vacancies above.