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3 Fountain Square, Auchmithie

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

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Latitude: 56.5897 / 56°35'23"N

Longitude: -2.5225 / 2°31'21"W

OS Eastings: 368007

OS Northings: 744323

OS Grid: NO680443

Mapcode National: GBR VX.FS5K

Mapcode Global: WH8S3.7M1L

Plus Code: 9C8VHFQG+VX

Entry Name: 3 Fountain Square, Auchmithie

Listing Name: 1-6 Fountain Square, Auchmithie

Listing Date: 11 June 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 336021

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4733

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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Dated 1890. U-plan courtyard of single-storey cottages. Squared and snecked red sandstone rubble, slate roofs, masonry ridges, gable and ridge stacks. Coped gables and stacks, moulded skewputts. Distinctive gabletted entrance at centre with doocot ledge with row of 5 flight holes. Glazing altered.

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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