Cross Cemetery, French Heritage monument to Bouresse

In the South-west of the canton; 3,665 hectares; 1,260 inhabitants, Bouresse, the Old ones, Toucheneuve, Villemblec, Mietrie and a crowd of scattered hamlets.

Blast-furnace slag Tombelle in the middle of the borough; passage of the Roman way of Poitiers has Limoges. Romance church of the Assumption, with capitals histories and curious heap-reliefs of the XI E century. Tomb stones historiees close the church and in the cemetery. Manor of Rigaudiere, XVI E century. House of the Middle Ages in the borough.

Source: Popular geography of the Department of Vienna by Alphonse Touze de Longuemar 1869.

More frequently still, the field of the tombs will present simply only badges, sufficient nevertheless to clearly point out the social position of the late one. The pennon, the sword, the ECU armorie, oliphant it, will indicate sufficiently the burial of a knight, and has which family it belonged. Such shows itself fall it from famous Chandos, still upright on left bank of Vienna, not far from the last pile of the bridge on which it was concealed by the Saint Martin's day rider. The priest will have on his tomb a processional cross, a chalice, a missal, a stole, as one meets of it a crowd of examples in Vienna. The late one that nothing has distinguishes from the crowd of its contemporaries will have only one more or less decorated cross and fleuronnee; but the craftsmen will hold has blasonner their stones tumulary of all the instruments companions of the labours of their life: the iron workman, of the clippers, bellows, a hammer, as that is seen with the Hermitage close Civray, has Montreuil Bonnin, etc; the wet cooper, his adze, true model of the antique ascia; the digger, his peak and his spade; the butcher, his chopper; the carder, Tisserand, the shears, the shuttles, the combs of which they made use, all badges whose tombs of the cemetery of Bouresse offer of so many examples.

Source: Memories of the Company of the antique dealers of the West, Volume 28 by Company of the antique dealers of the West Poitiers 1864.

Cross Cemetery
Crédit photo : (Cross Cemetery, bouresse)

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Cross Cemetery, « Cross Cemetery » is a construction of the city of Bouresse (France, Vienne). Cross Cemetery, French Heritage monument to Bouresse bouresse, vienne

Location and general information

  • identifier : 139176
  • item : Croix de Cimetière
  • Location of the building :
    • Poitou-Charentes
    • Bouresse
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 86034
  • Zip code of the municipality : 86410
  • Order in the communal list : 5
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 3 names :
    • cemetery cross
    • cemetery
    • cross
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 19th century
    • 3rd quarter 19th century
  • Year : 1858
  • Investigation : 1986
  • Date taken into account : 1987 AVANT

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 3 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • ashlar
    • stone
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • The decor consists of 'sculpture'
  • Representation :
    • the only ornament listed is 'Christian symbol'
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other : 3 various other information are available
    • Snake and skull
    • Marquee in entrelacs
    • Cross surrounded by a Crown of thorns property of the municipality
  • Mérimée reference : IA00046679

The complete official record is available at Conseil régional de Poitou-Charentes - Service chargé de l'inventaire102, Grand'Rue - BP 553 86020 Poitiers Cedex -

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Gros plan du serpent qui entoure le pied de la croix du cimetière de Bouresse

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Allée principale du cimetière de Bouresse avec la Croix au Serpent au centre d'un bouquet de 4 cèdres de l'Atlas, classés parmis les 100 arbres remarquables de la Vienne

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