Cross of Bordessoule

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Inventory number: # 51

Commune : Saint-Plantaire

Visibility : This cross is not accessible, it is on private property

Presence of cupule : yes

Presence in the Napoleonic map : no

Dimensions* :

  • height : 75 cm
  • length of arms : 52 cm
  • thickness : 17 cm

Dating ? Function ?

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



Length of the head: 45 cm.

Cupule 5 cms diameter and 3 cms deep.

* Characteristics recorded in 2013 by Noëlle BERTRAND and François TABOURDEAU

Restoration / Repairs

Date of restoration and/or repairs :

Coming from somewhere, this cross was placed near the dolmen of La Pierre.

From there, it was then transported to the presbytery at the beginning of the 20th century.
Then, in the 1960s, the building was destroyed.

A local resident found the upper part of the cross and installed it on a path on his property on a carved stone base.

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 in a private property.

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