Numéro d’inventaire : # 34
Commune : Lafat
Visibility : Cross visible from a public space
Presence of cupule : yes
Presence in the Napoleonic map : yes
Reference in the Napoleonic map : 1885/4
- height : 95 cm
- length of arms : 47 cm
- thickness : / cm
Dating ? Function ?
To find out more, let's dig into the depths of the territory's history...
Head width: 35 cm.
Cupule of 4 cm in diameter and 1 cm deep.
Its location was used as a dumping ground and it was installed on the other side of the road.
When the rubbish collection was organised, a resident reinstalled it in its original location, simply leaning against a rock.
* Characteristics recorded in 2013 by Noëlle BERTRAND and François TABOURDEAU
Restoration / Repairs
Date of restoration and/or repairs :
In 2018, it was out of the ground. It had to be fixed urgently so that it would not disappear. The Lafat town hall gave permission to move it and consolidate it with a paving. This was done on 3 November 2018. It is now very well protected by trees.
In 2018, it was out of the ground. It had to be fixed urgently so that it would not disappear.
The Lafat town hall gave permission to move it and consolidate it with a paving.
This was done on 3 November 2018. It is now very well protected by trees.
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 at the entrance to the wood on the way to Perthuis in the commune of Lafat.