Cross of Les Places at the access to the château

Identity card

Inventory number: # 24

Commune : Crozant

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

Presence of cupule : yes

Presence in the Napoleonic map : yes

Reference in the Napoleonic map : /

Dimensions* :

  • height : 66 cm
  • length of arms : 47 cm
  • thickness : 22 cm

Dating ? Function ?

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



Cupule of 6 cm in diameter and 4 cm deep.

* Characteristics recorded in 2013 by Noëlle BERTRAND and François TABOURDEAU

Restoration / Repairs

Date of restoration and/or repairs :

This cross is sited a few dozen metres from the gateway to the château.

It comes from the Charraud bridge and is the one that was recorded on the Napoleonic map.

It is placed as an ornament to the façade of the château.

The cross is installed on a well-suited masonry support. This can be taken as an example for the reinstallation of other endangered crosses

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 une propriété privée et n'est donc pas visible.

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Walks and Cycle rides

Cycle rides

You can discover this cross during the « Cyclo des croix de Crozant » ride available on izi.TRAVEL.

Below, you can start to learn more about this cross.