Cross at the access to the old village of la Coquetière

Identity card

Inventory number: # 35

Commune : Lafat

Visibility : Cross visible from a public space

Presence of cupule : yes

Presence in the Napoleonic map : no

Dimensions* :

  • height : 58 cm
  • length of arms : 51 cm
  • thickness : / cm

Dating ? Function ?

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



The cupule is confused with a cleavage in the granite giving it a false oval shape; it is estimated to be 5 cm in diameter and 2 cm deep.
In fact, a machine struck it open a fissure, the cupule is now in the fissure.

It is located on a parcel of land called " La croix - The Cross", near fields called " Les Vieux Coquetiers - The Old Egg Cups" and a parcel of land called "Le coudert des morts - The Mound of the Dead" where a small mound containing the dead was still visible in the 1950s.

The old village was abandoned during a plague epidemic.

* Characteristics recorded in 2013 by Noëlle BERTRAND and François TABOURDEAU

Restoration / Repairs

Date of restoration and/or repairs :

In 2020, it was found broken and the fallen piece was recovered.
It should be fastened back together with resin.

It was at the foot of a tree whose stump is still visible.
Two trees should be replanted, oak or hornbeam.

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 on the D49A going towards La Coquetière.

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