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 - second issue

Congratulations to our newsletter editor Peter Hayes for the second issue published July 2014, following on from the success of the first issue in March.  Find the July Newsletter under Resources

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.


County prefaces

Posted 6 months, 1 week ago.

Your Editor-in-Chief has at last worked out how to add images to the county prefaces on the new website.  Unfortunately it is a slow business, but Berkshire, as always our first county, is now illustrated along with Northamptonshire (with the Soke of Peterborough), Cambridgeshire and Cheshire. Do have a look.

Fieldworker Training Day

Posted 11 months, 1 week ago.

Ron Baxter gave an introductory presentation and showed how best to use the new system. We uploaded new reports, discovered how to delete mistakes, and move around our images on the online form. The fieldworkers had a hands-on session to try uploading their material and ask questions of the CRSBI team. They did very well.Thank you to Christie's Education for the use of the computer lab and lecture theatre.

The Friends of CRSBI have new volunteers

Posted 10 months, 4 weeks ago.

The Friends of the CRSBI help to raise funds for the project and support its work.  Peter Ledger and Rosemary Day have recently joined the committee and are working hard for the cause! The work of the Friends makes an essential contribution to the project.  Peter and Rosemary both bring a wealth of experience with them and the committee are delighted to have them on the Friends.