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This list of personal favourite sites on CRSBI was compiled by the Management Team and Trustees in 2014.


Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire

Large amount of Romanesque sculpture, including the famous Prior’s Doorway

St Mary, Fownhope, Herefordshire

Reset tympanum with Virgin & Child. Great lion too!

St Mary, Kilpeck, Herefordshire

Very famous and elaborately-decorated parish church

St Peter, Ipswich, Suffolk

Font carved with quite a fun lion

Peterborough Abbey, Soke of Peterborough

Now the cathedral: Romanesque nave and apse

St Mary Magdalene, Stretton Sugwas, Herefordshire

Wonderful reset Samson strangling the lion tympanum


St Brendan, Clonfert

Amazing gabled doorway

St Tola, Dysert O'Dea

Impressive arches on the church and a superb Romanesque cross

Nuns' Church Clonmacnoise

Spectacular arches on a ruined church


Chepstow Castle, Chepstow, Monmouthshire

Very early sculpture: doorway is 11thc


St Cuthbert, Dalmeny

Superb south doorway

Dunfermline Abbey

Simply an all-round amazing Romanesque building
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