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Latitude: 56.6823 / 56°40'56"N
Longitude: -2.451 / 2°27'3"W
OS Eastings: 372464
OS Northings: 754601
OS Grid: NO724546
Mapcode National: GBR VY.H4RG
Mapcode Global: WH8RR.B92L
Entry Name: 8-21 (Inclusive Nos) Fishtown of Usan with Lookout Tower (1 of 2)
Listing Date: 15 January 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 336278
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4963
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Montrose and District
Traditional County: Angus
Mid 19th century. Single storey row originally of 14 cottages, now derelict, with 4-stage lookout tower to off-centre left. Rubble with raised ashlar margins, some timber lintels to window embrasures. Tower rising out of pitched roof gear shed, harled, with round-arched bipartite windows to each face at different stages above ground, and with oculuc to S elevation at 4th stage, below crenellated wallhead parapet with billeted corbel course and red brick stacks (?) to
Fishtown of Usan is a fragile remains of a once thriving fishing industry, and a good example of the traditional 'fisher town'.
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