Croix d’accès à Maisons – Route

Fiche d’identité

Numéro d’inventaire : # 49

Commune : Crozant

Visibility : Cross visible from a public space

Presence of cupule : yes

Presence in the Napoleonic map : yes

Reference in the Napoleonic map : 1865/7

Dimensions* :

  • height : 49 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...



Cupule of 4 cm in diameter and 2 cm deep.

This cross was located in the village on the edge of the road from Argenton to Dun according to the Napoleonic Map (sheet 1865/7, cross on pedestal).

It is set on a 28 cm high pedestal which protects it from machines but it must be truncated at the foot.

The head, well pattée’d, is 39 cm high and 21 cm at the junction of the arms.

* 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.

Cependant, il semble qu’ils aient utilisé the same model ou “patron”.

Each carver made his sculpture from some local granite stone known as a fieldstone.

Find out more with l’expertise de Didier Fauguet, stone sculptor and carver.


Les croix de type Crozant sont implantées entre Oïl and Oc sur le territoire du “croissant marchois”.

This cross is located in the hamlet of Maisons when coming from Crozant on the D913

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Walks and Cycle rides

The walks

Vous pourrez découvrir cette croix au cours d’une balade à pied de 14 km walk south of Crozant.