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Ruined Fisher Cottages and Tower, Usan
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Ruined Fisher Cottages and Tower, Usan

A location on the east coast of Angus 2 miles (3 km) south of Montrose, Usan comprises the Fishtown of Usan, Seaton of Usan, Mains of Usan and Usan House. The Fishtown of Usan, a single row of 28 cottages, was created in 1822 by local landowner George Keith. A square tower was built as a landmark for shipping and an ice-house and saltpans are reminders of the former salmon fishery and a saltworks which operated between 1794 and 1820. Today all that remains are the tower and the dilapidated ruins of the cottages.

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