Bollards are stone, metal or concrete aedicula, resulting from the superposition of several elements, most often composed of a base, a body, a niche and a cross. They can be leaned against a wall and sometimes be integrated into it or simply isolated on the edge of a road or path.
The bollard is erected for the protection of fields and crops, the memory of a tragic event, it serves as a stage on the way of a procession, marks the presence of the sacred in a place reputed to be evil, or quite simply is the fruit of the wish of an individual.
There are different forms:
with a triangular or arched niche, with a pyramidal crowning or presenting a sphere at its top, with or without mouldings.
with a curved foot: either in its lower part, or in its upper part, or curved over its entire height.
- cylindrical in shape .
- in the shape of a square or rectangular box or dug in the mass of the stone, which gives it a very massive silhouette.
- with several niches : up to 3 or 4 located on one or more sides.
- monumental : it is the very large bollard. Some buildings are "hybrid" because they are both post terminals and repositories and are therefore difficult to classify.
We do not claim to be able to inventory all the terminals in the village.
In this context, we invite you to consult the site https://clochersdewallonie.be