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Welcome to CRSBI

The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture will be 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.

Below, for your pleasure, a few details from doorways in Buckinghamshire;Stewkley, Water Stratford and Dinton.

George Zarnecki's PhD

To read the text of George Zarnecki's previously unpublished 1950 PhD thesis, Regional Schools of English Sculpture in the Twelfth Century: the Southern School and the Herefordshire School, go to Resources then click on George Zarnecki PhD in the left hand column.

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Jill Franklin FSA

Jill Franklin

CRSBI is saddened to announce the death of Dr Jill Franklin on 27 October this year. Jill was committed to supporting the Corpus over many years; she was a Volunteer recording sites in Norfolk, she was a member of the Management Board and more recently a Trustee and she was a generous donor to the ongoing work of the Corpus. We will all miss her.