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No. 16, Auchmithie

A Category C Listed Building in Arbroath East and Lunan, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5899 / 56°35'23"N

Longitude: -2.5219 / 2°31'18"W

OS Eastings: 368046

OS Northings: 744341

OS Grid: NO680443

Mapcode National: GBR VX.FSBP

Mapcode Global: WH8S3.7MCG

Entry Name: No. 16, Auchmithie

Listing Date: 11 June 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 336015

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4729

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Arbroath and St Vigeans

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Arbroath East and Lunan

Parish: Arbroath And St Vigeans

Traditional County: Angus

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Description

Late 18th century, single-storey, 3-bay cottage altered with extra single bay with half piend roof in 19th century (4 bays in total); 3-bays of original cottage white-washed snecked and squared rubble with centre door flanked by single windows; modern glazing. Slate roof, stepped masonry skews, end stacks (brick to N) later; end bay to right with large modern square window opening.

Statement of Interest

Auchmithie village stands on an elevated site overlooking the North sea. It is irregularly planned and consists of simple uniformly-designed fisher cottages, generally dating from the 18th century, some rebuilt in the 1860's. Regrettably, most have been much altered in recent years (1992). No longer a fishing village, Auchmithie is also of historical interest as the "Musselcrag" of Scotts' Antiquary.

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