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Latitude: 56.682 / 56°40'55"N
Longitude: -2.4522 / 2°27'7"W
OS Eastings: 372393
OS Northings: 754568
OS Grid: NO723545
Mapcode National: GBR VY.H4GS
Mapcode Global: WH8RR.99JT
Entry Name: Fishtown of Usan, Coastguard Station, Life-Saving Apparatus House
Listing Date: 21 January 1997
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 390550
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43896
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Montrose and District
Traditional County: Angus
Circa 1900. Gabled, rectangular-plan coastguard Life-Saving Apparatus House. Squared and snecked sandstone with some shallow, bull-faced dressings. Depressed arch garage door to NE gable with 2-leaf boarded doors. Segmental-headed windows to long elevations, timber small-pane bipartite. Timber bargeboards. Blue slate roof.
Part of the Fishtown ensemble, contemporary with a later stage in its development including the neighbouring outlook tower. The apparatus comprised rockets and lines that were wheeled to the shore and fired at boats in distress on the rocks. A similar one at Carnoustie has been raised by a storey and another has been identified at Whitby.
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