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Croix Fromage

Informations directionnelles

Traverser la place en vous dirigeant vers la rue du four à banc, puis prendre la première rue sur la droite (rue de bizet). Au bout de la rue, continuer tout droit en emprunter un chemin. A la prochaine intersection, prendre à droite. Continuer tout droit. Laisser une maison sur votre droite, longer cette propriété. Après les arbres, prendre le chemin à gauche (ne pas rejoindre la route). Suivre le chemin, passer devant la pompe de relevage et la cheminée d’équilibre.

Prochain point :

Réseau hydraulique

Prochain point : lat="49.1443" lon="1.71389"

What is commonly known as "Cheese Cross"
A typical historic cross



Romanesque cross...

This twelfth century cross is rare for French Vexin because of its height. Indeed, its cylindrical shaft measures nearly 2.50 meters. It may have been carved from a menhir. At the top, in recessed stone, a cross has been carved, which could be a Knights Templar cross or a cross pattée. In the nineteenth century the people of Omerville began calling it the "Cheese cross". The name came from the fact that markets were held in the town square selling the big, round cheeses made on the manor farm, called "cheeses of the domain of Bois Fleuri". This remarkable cross was registered in 1927 as a Historical Monument.



... Among many others

Indeed, there are five more crosses in Omerville.
The twelfth century cross pattée beside the church is one of the oldest in the town. This was originally a boundary cross marking the territory between two fiefs. It was then moved to the side of the road from Chaussy to Magny-en-Vexin and would certainly have marked the entrance to the lands of the lords of Villarceaux. Standing in front of the water tank is the Croix-Quatre-Pieds (Four footed cross) dating from the early eighteenth century. It takes its name from the four feet supporting the raw limestone table. The cemetery cross is characteristic of the large stone crosses found in the middle of cemeteries. Its appeal lies in its octagonal shape. Two other so-called “crossroads” crosses are found in the hamlets of Gerville and Mesnil. The latter, made of cast iron, presents some interesting details: two angels are symmetrically placed at the intersection of the branches; an angel at the foot of the cross holds an inverted torch.





by Expression Nomade