Cross at the access to Les Brousses known as the croix de la Chinaud

Identity card

Inventory number: # 40

Commune : Crozant

Visibility : Cross visible from a public space

Presence of cupule : no

Presence in the Napoleonic map : yes

Reference in the Napoleonic map : 1865/10

Dimensions* :

  • height : 94 cm
  • length of arms : 55 cm
  • thickness : 20 cm

Dating ? Function ?

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



This cross is clearly marked on the Napoleonic map (1865/10) on a base. A search in 2013 led to its discovery: it was lying on the ground, a few metres from its former location. Cleared of the vegetation that buried it, it is now complete.

This cross is mounted on a 30 cm high rectangular stone base.

Head width: 37 cm / Height: 20 cm

* Characteristics recorded in 2013 by Noëlle BERTRAND and François TABOURDEAU

Restoration / Repairs

Date of restoration and/or repairs :

Repaired in 2018, it was once again damaged by a machine.

It is now lying down again.

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 road to Les Brousses in Crozant.

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Walks and Cycle rides

The walks

You can discover this cross during a 9 km or 14 km walk south of Crozant.