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Croix en tuf - Moyenneville, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 50° 04.258 E 001° 44.995
31U E 410543 N 5547269
Quick Description: [EN] A Tufa cross in the middle of the enclosure of the old cemetery, near the church of Moyenneville. [FR] Une croix en Tuf au milieu de l'enclos de l'ancien cimetière, près de l'église de Moyenneville.
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 1/8/2018 2:39:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMXFZG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry
Views: 1

Long Description:

Tuff is a soft and porous rock formed by calcareous deposits of spring water.

These tufa crosses are a peculiarity of the Vimeu. We do not know anything about their origins and they are all mysterious. To discover them, to go around them, to find the best angle to photograph them will always be a moment of emotion.

Is it a tomb cross or the cemetery cross? The little Virgin no doubt installed in the small niche carved in the shaft of the cross no longer appears on the drawing of Oswald Macqueron (1850). Mosses and lichens continue to coexist enjoying the porosity of the stone, a mixture of the ephemeral and the eternal!

Sources : The Crosses

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Le tuf est une roche tendre et poreuse formée par les dépôts calcaires de l'eau de source.

Ces croix en tuf sont une particularité du Vimeu. On ne connaît rien sur leurs origines et elles sont toutes mystérieuses. Les découvrir, en faire le tour, trouver le meilleur angle pour les photographier sera toujours un moment d'émotion.

Est-ce une croix de tombe ou la croix du cimetière? La petite Vierge sans doute installée dans la petite niche creusée dans le fût de la croix n'apparait plus sur le dessin d'Oswald Macqueron (1850). Mousses et lichens continuent de cohabiter profitant de la porosité de la pierre, mélange de l'éphémère et de l'éternel !

Sources : Les Croix

Type of cross: Latin cross

Material used: Stone (granite, sandstone, marble, ...)

Characteristics of this cross:
Latin cross in tufa about 1m60, on a staircase base / Croix latine en tuf d'environ 1m60, sur un socle en escalier


Describe the location:
In the middle of the enclosure of the old cemetery, stands alone, an old tuff cross. / Au milieu de l'enclos de l'ancien cimetière, se trouve toute seule, une vieille croix de tuf.


Is this cross commemorative ?: No

Year of manufacture: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Post at least one photograph of this cross.
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