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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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.

MyCRSBI

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.

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Use MyCRSBI - save site lists

Posted 3 weeks, 2 days ago.

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 4 months ago.

The annual CRSBI lecture was held at The Courtauld Institute of Art on April 25th. The lecture, "North and South of the Loire: The Culture of Copying and the Rebirth of Sculpture" was given by Professor Deborah Kahn. The costs associated with the lecture and reception were 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 5 months, 2 weeks ago.

CRSBI ran its first conference session at the Leeds International Medieval Congress 2017.