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66 Auchmithie ("musselcrag" Craft Shop)

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5893 / 56°35'21"N

Longitude: -2.5226 / 2°31'21"W

OS Eastings: 368002

OS Northings: 744279

OS Grid: NO680442

Mapcode National: GBR VX.FS4F

Mapcode Global: WH8S3.7M0X

Entry Name: 66 Auchmithie ("musselcrag" Craft Shop)

Listing Date: 11 June 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 336018

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4732

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 early 19th century, single-storey, 3-bay cottage. Centre entrance flanked by single windows. Harled (grey), with blue-painted margins. Later 19th century plate glass timber sash and case windows (with horns). Slate roof with low-swept eaves. Raised block skews; masonry ridge; pair gable stacks.

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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