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Inventory number: # 38

Commune : Crozant

Visibility : Cross visible from a public space

Presence of cupule : yes

Presence in the Napoleonic map : yes

Reference in the Napoleonic map : 3P1865/7

Dimensions* :

  • height : 80 cm
  • length of arms : 42 cm
  • thickness : / cm

Dating ? Function ?

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



Cupule 5 cm in diameter and 2 cm deep.

It was reinstalled by the ERICA association following the advice of the Territorial Services of Architecture and Heritage.

* Characteristics recorded in 2013 by Noëlle BERTRAND and François TABOURDEAU

Restoration / Repairs

Date of restoration and/or repairs :

Didier Fauguet advises :
"This cross is rough behind and in front. There are pockets in the stone. It needs to be consolidated (in situ).
It is not the work of a "professional", it is cut by eye.

Here too it is clear that the base was intended to be installed.

The cross has been cleaned with pressure washer. This should be avoided in the future.

The cement is visible.
It can be weathered with soil, water and fixative.
It would be preferable to build a coarse paving stone base around it to give it a "normal" level and protect it.

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 D913 at a place called Pré Carré

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