Cross of Les Places by the access to the wood

Identity card

Inventory number: # 25

Commune : Crozant

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 : 45 cm
  • thickness : / cm

Dating ? Function ?

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



It is not embedded in the ground but in a stump... as long as the stump does not decay !
The cupule is 4 cm in diameter and 2 cm deep.

* Characteristics recorded in 2013 by Noëlle BERTRAND and François TABOURDEAU

Restoration / Repairs

Date of restoration and/or repairs :

This cross is embedded in a tree stump; it used to mark the entrance to the château path from Pont Charraud.

The owners explained to us that they had found this cross at the bottom of the ditch behind the castle.

They installed it on a tree stump which is already largely decayed.

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 dans le bois situé au cœur d'une propriété privée. Elle n'est donc pas visible.

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