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 Xavier Dectot

"And let perpetual light shine on them. The Romanesque resurgence of tomb sculpture"

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 annual lecture 2018 now available to view online

Prof. Malcolm Thurlby (York University, Toronto) - The Architectural Setting of English Romanesque Sculpture is now available to view on our new YouTube channel.


CRSBI Annual Lecture archive

Posted 2 months ago.

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.

CRSBI County Prefaces

Posted 9 months, 2 weeks 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 ago.

‘English Romanesque Sculpture in its Architectural Context’ Prof. Malcolm Thurlby FSA 24 April 2018, 5.30 pm