Identity card

Inventory number: # 6

Commune : Crozant

Visibility : Cross visible from a public space

Presence of cupule : yes

Presence in the Napoleonic map : yes

Reference in the Napoleonic map : sheet 1865/3

Dimensions* :

  • height : 75 cm
  • length of arms : 49 cm
  • thickness : 44 cm

Dating ? Function ?

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



After having disappeared some forty years ago, it was returned and reinstalled according to the advice of the Territorial Service of Architecture and Heritage.
It is clearly shown as a malted cross on the Napoleonic map (sheet 1865/3).
Cupule of 5 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 :

The cross was originally on the right hand side of the hamlet road and not on the left.
It was placed there for reasons of protection.
It was put back in place by the roadworkers of Crozant.
The foot seems to have been broken and then repaired with cement.
(the date of this work is to be determined)

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 at the end of the road leading to Puybaron.

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Walks and Cycle rides

The walks

You can discover this cross during a 8 km walk north of Crozant.

You can discover this cross during a 12,6 km walk from l’Age-Quatre-Maux.