Numéro d’inventaire : # 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
- 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 : 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.
"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.
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.
Didier Fauguet advises :
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.
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 on the D913 at a place called Pré Carré