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Public-images-osm logo.svg historic = wayside_cross
A historical cross, symbol of christian faith. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Group: historic
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
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Status: de factoPage for proposal

A  wayside cross is a (mostly) historical (usually Christian) cross. Frequently found along the road in most Europe: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Poland, Ukraine and other predominantly Catholic and Orthodox Christian countries.

Use man_made=cross for a cross with no historical or religious relationship.

Tag with a node Mf node.png.

Tag history

historic=wayside_shrine, historic=wayside_cross were intended for tagging old shrines and old crosses. But introducing them was done without proposing a tagging scheme for modern crosses and modern shrines. As result tags changed meaning and are used for any shrine and any cross. Including ones that are neither historic nor wayside.

In case of crosses man_made=cross is available as a viable alternative for modern constructions.


See also