Interesting discovery - my (Scottish) neighbours invited me over for a beer on the evening of their departure (our visits almost never coincide) - turned out that several of their French friends from the village were also there (as an aside 95% of the conversation was in French; some flew over my head including the start of the conversation on the subject of the history of my house but I was fairly chuffed that I managed to interact, hope I didn’t mangle their mother tongue too much).
I had noticed the cross above the front door but never given it much thought - after all France is a pretty Catholic place and there are crucifixes everywhere.
Turns out the house used to be the presbytery - I even spotted an old photo of the house on the commune website which I’d not previously realised was there - though, as far as we are aware, the house was built in 1956, not 1966 claimed by the accompanying caption.
Not sure when this was taken - possibly the 70’s or 80’s as the house is looking a bit “tired” - the door even opens the other way now (which is “wrong” as the light switches are behind the door as it swings open).
I see weeds on the gravel are not a new problem here…