Cross at the access to Le Mont-Sarrazin known as the Croix du Petit Ris

Identity card

Inventory number: # 47

Commune : Crozant

Visibility : Cross no longer in existence

Presence of cupule : unknown

Presence in the Napoleonic map : yes

Reference in the Napoleonic map : 1865/5

Dimensions* :

  • height : cm
  • length of arms : cm
  • thickness : cm

Dating ? Function ?

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



This cross disappeared c1970.

Mont-Sarrazin is indicated as a cowshed on the Cassini map.

This cross is shown on the Napoleonic Map (sheet 1865/5).

This cross was located at the crossroads of the Chemin d'Epagne/le Montsarrazin and the Chemin de la Querlière.

Its location is currently shown as under the farm building. It is possible that it was buried in the ground.

* 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.

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".