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Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture

The first comprehensive catalogue of the substantial amount of stone sculpture that survives from the pre-Conquest period of England

Project Directors: Professor Dame Rosemary Cramp FBA and Dr Sarah Semple

The Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture is the first comprehensive catalogue of the substantial amount of stone sculpture that survives from the pre-Conquest period of England. It provides a comprehensive photographic record, including many previously unpublished or inaccessible pieces. The catalogue entries give a detailed description of each stone, and a discussion of its date and art-historical connections (both within England and beyond). Introductory chapters set the historical and stylistic contexts. The stone sculpture of Anglo-Saxon England forms an important source for archaeologists and historians – offering fascinating insights into the thought-world of early medieval man.

Volumes are published by Oxford University Press. Some older volumes are available from Oxbow Books.

‘The project as a whole remains remarkable, both for what it has already achieved, and for what it will make possible once it is complete. As a compendium of data it continues to astonish, and the introductions to each volume continue to increase our understanding of the material.’ Northern History

Publications

Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture: General Introduction 
Author: Rosemary Cramp 
ISBN: 0-85672-478-5 pbk (1984, out of print)
The General Introduction was included within Corpus Volumes I–II. This was re-issued as Grammar of Anglo-Saxon Ornament: A General Introduction to the Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture.

Grammar of Anglo-Saxon Ornament: A General Introduction to the Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture 
Author: Rosemary Cramp 
ISBN: 0-19-726098-5 pbk (1991, reprinted in 1995 and 1999, out of print)
A copy of the Grammar of Anglo-Saxon Ornament accompanied Volumes III–V and a PDF is available.

County Durham and Northumberland 
Author: Rosemary Cramp 
ISBN: 0-19-726012-8 hbk (1984, out of print)
Two-part set. There is searchable content available for Volume I.

Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire North-of-the-Sands 
Author: Richard N Bailey and Rosemary Cramp 
ISBN: 0-19-726036-5 hbk (1988, out of print)
There is searchable content available for Volume II.

York and Eastern Yorkshire 
Author: James Lang 
ISBN: 0-19-726079-9 hbk (1991, out of print)
There is searchable content available for Volume III.

South-East England 
Author: Dominic Tweddle, Martin Biddle and Birthe Kjølbye-Biddle 
ISBN: 0-19-726129-9  hbk (1995, out of print)
594 pages, including 1 colour plate. There is searchable content available for Volume IV.

Lincolnshire 
Author: Paul Everson and David Stocker 
ISBN: 0-19-726188-4 hbk (1999, out of print)
There is searchable content available for Volume V.

Northern Yorkshire
Author: James Lang
ISBN: 978-0-19-726256-6 hbk (2002)
556 pages, including 171 plate pages. There is searchable content available for Volume VI.

South-West England
Author: Rosemary Cramp
ISBN: 978-0-19-726334-1 hbk (2006, out of print)
464 pages, including 136 plate pages. There is searchable content available for Volume VII.

Western Yorkshire
Author: Elizabeth Coatsworth
ISBN: 978-0-19-726334-1 hbk (2008)
528 pages, including 174 plate pages. There is searchable content available for Volume VIII.

Cheshire and Lancashire
Author: Richard N Bailey 
ISBN: 978-0-19-726462-1 hbk (2010)
536 pages, including 192 plate pages. There is searchable content available for Volume IX.

The Western Midlands
Author: Richard Bryant with Michael Hare
ISBN: 978-0-19-726515-4 hbk (2012)
616 pages, including 152 black and white plate pages and 1 colour plate.

Early Cornish Sculpture
Author: Ann Preston-Jones and Elisabeth Okasha
ISBN: 978-0-19-726565-9 hbk (2013)
518 pages, including 152 black and white and 15 colour plate pages. Winner of the Holyer and Gof Cup 2015.

Nottinghamshire
Author: Paul Everson and David Stocker
ISBN: 978-0-19-726595-6 hbk (2016)
370 pages, including 76 black and white plate pages.

Derbyshire and Staffordshire
Author: Jane Hawkes and Philip Sidebottom with Martin Biddle
ISBN: 978-0-19-726621-2 hbk (2018)
574 pages, including 180 black and white plate pages and 1 colour plate.

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