Cross on the road at the access to Maisons

Identity card

Inventory number: # 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.

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 in the hamlet of Maisons when coming from Crozant on the D913

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Walks and Cycle rides

The walks

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