Croix d’accès à l’Age-Boireau

Fiche d’identité

Numéro d’inventaire : # 32

Commune : La Chapelle-Baloue

Visibility : Cross visible from a public space

Presence of cupule : yes

Presence in the Napoleonic map : no

Dimensions* :

  • height : 64 cm
  • length of arms : 67 cm
  • thickness : / cm

Dating ? Function ?

To find out more, let's dig into the depths of the territory's history...



Cupule of 5 cm in diameter.

According to Mr Cartaud, former mayor and owner of the cross plot, this cross disappeared around 1999.

According to Mr Lefort, who saw it on his walks, it disappeared in 2010.

Then, it reappeared when the hedge trimmer passed by in 2015.
Scratched on the arm, it is however whole.

* Characteristics recorded in 2013 by Noëlle BERTRAND and François TABOURDEAU

Restoration / Repairs

Date of restoration and/or repairs :

This cross has not been restored or repaired.

How it was made

Granite is ubiquitous here, it is everywhere in the fields

Each of the inventoried crosses was made by a different stonemason.

Cependant, il semble qu’ils aient utilisé the same model ou “patron”.

Each carver made his sculpture from some local granite stone known as a fieldstone.

Find out more with l’expertise de Didier Fauguet, stone sculptor and carver.


Les croix de type Crozant sont implantées entre Oïl and Oc sur le territoire du “croissant marchois”.

This cross is located on the road from La Chapelle-Baloue to L’Age-Boireau

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