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Latitude: 56.6818 / 56°40'54"N
Longitude: -2.4529 / 2°27'10"W
OS Eastings: 372347
OS Northings: 754545
OS Grid: NO723545
Mapcode National: GBR VY.H4BG
Mapcode Global: WH8RR.995Z
Entry Name: Fishtown of Usan, Lookout Tower (2 of 2)
Listing Date: 21 January 1997
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 390548
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43894
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Montrose and District
Traditional County: Angus
Late 19th century. 2-stage, pyramidally-roofed, lookout tower and residence. Pink stugged sandstone squared and snecked, near square in plan, sited at corner of walled fishtown area. SE elevation with viewing balcony supported on metal joists; segmental-arched bipartite window at ground, glazed, projecting conservatory bay to upper stage, on slatted timber base clasping corner and extending onto balcony. NE elevation with slate-roofed lean-to to right at ground and narrow window above, with advanced chimneybreast to centre wallhead stack NW elevation with forestair to entrance. SW elevation with narrow window to each stage. Timber small-pane windows. Grey slate roof with stone ridge and attenuated finial to apex.
Part of the Fishtown ensemble, indicative of the evolving practices and the continued importance of observation.
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