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8-21 (Inclusive Nos) Fishtown of Usan with Lookout Tower (1 of 2)

A Category C Listed Building in Montrose and District, Angus

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Coordinates

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

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 336278

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4963

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Craig

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Montrose and District

Parish: Craig

Traditional County: Angus

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Description

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

2 corners.

Statement of Interest

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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