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 2019, Monday 29 April: Dr Ron Baxter

Dr Ron Baxter, our research director, gave a lecture entitled The Surviving Architecture and Sculpture of Reading Abbey, 6 pm at The Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square.

CRSBI Annual Lecture archive

Each year since 2011 the CRSBI has had an annual lecture given by a distinguished scholar on a subject related to Romanesque architecture or sculpture. The annual lectures are hosted by the Courtauld Institute of Art and take place in the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, except where noted below..

New Chairman for CRSBI Management Board

The Trustees and the Management Board of the Corpus of Romanesque sculpture in Britain and Ireland are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chair of the Management Board, Dr Xavier Dectot. Xavier Dectot brings both scholarship and managerial expertise to the project and, since 2016, has been the Keeper of Art and Design at National Museums Scotland in Edinburgh.  


CRSBI County Prefaces

Posted 1 year, 5 months ago.

Don't forget to look at our County Prefaces - under Resources - written by experts in 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 1 year, 8 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 1 year, 9 months ago.

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