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Inventory number: # 12

Commune : Eguzon-Chantôme

Visibility : Cross visible from a public space

Presence of cupule : unknown

Presence in the Napoleonic map : no

Dimensions* :

  • height : 50 cm
  • length of arms : 47 cm
  • thickness : 16 cm

Dating ? Function ?

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



Because this cross is headless the presence of a former cupule cannot be ascertained.

* Characteristics recorded in 2013 by Noëlle BERTRAND and François TABOURDEAU

Restoration / Repairs

Date of restoration and/or repairs :

This cross is also known as the "resurrected cross".
In 1985, the cross had disappeared.
Mr. Guyoton (senior), a local Eguzon man, published the following message to the New Republic: "Whoever, by mistake, took this cross is requested to put it back in its place".
One day, the cross was found back in its place ! Mr Guyoton then secured it on a stone base.
A box tree was planted next to it.

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.

However, it seems that they all used the same model or « pattern ».

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

Find out more with the expertise of Didier Fauguet, stone sculptor and carver.


Crozant type crosses are located between Oïl and Oc on the territory of the "croissant marchois".

This cross is located on a path in Le Bougazeau

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