Wayside Crosses

Crosses erected by the side of the road in Roman Catholic countries as stations for prayer or as commemorations to local events.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
3112
Names
wayside crosses
wayside cross
crosses, wayside
roadside crosses
wegkruisen Dutch
wegkruis Dutch
croix de chemin French
croci viarie Italian
croce viaria Italian
croce stazionale Italian
cruces de camino Spanish
cruz de camino Spanish

More Definitions

Crosses erected by the side of the road in Christian areas as stations for prayer, in commemoration of local events, or mile markers.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006969. The J. Paul Getty Trust.