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Location : formerly 50,  Tay Street

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= Property demolished or site redeveloped

Notes:      ground floor, corner, demolished 1971-2

Part of a block. Other parts: 32 Tay Street     34 Tay Street     36 Tay Street     38 Tay Street     40 Tay Street     42 Tay Street     44 Tay Street     46 Tay Street     48 Tay Street     

 

Commentary

The Royal Hotel was built in 1877 with an entrance in the centre of the block on Tay Street and consisted of about 28 rooms. The Royal Hotel Bar entrance was on the corner of Tay Street & Robert Street. The hotel liquor licence was removed in 1882 after only a short existence and a public house licence was substituted. The hotel continued in operation until about 1892 when, with the exception of the Bar, it was converted into housing. The building appears to have been flexibly divided - rooms seem to have been allocated to different houses as needs changed. At times there were as many as 14 different tenancies, at others as few as 11. Because of this it is impossible to say who was living in which particular rooms at any given time. A 'best guess' is given on these pages. In 1936 the whole property was declared unfit for habitation. At this point it was found that some of the valuation roll entries were duplicates. The Town Council ordered alterations to give 2 x 3-apartment houses and 6 x 2-apartment houses, and these were in place by 30 September 1938. There is no way to link the pre-1938 division of rooms to the post-1938 arrangement, so these pages show the properties as two separate listings. The buildings were demolished in 1971-2.

The Royal Hotel Bar continued to use the name 'Royal Hotel' even after the rooms had been converted into housing. The alcohol licence was removed in 1922 after which the premises were operated as Refreshment Rooms until the War in 1939.

 

Location and Old Maps

Latitude, longitude:      56.442058,-2.940401

View location on the 1855 6-inch map, the 1895 25-inch map, the 1966 25-inch map, or a 1944-50 aerial photograph at the National Library of Scotland website.

Nearby properties (demolished in red):   1 Robert Street   (formerly 2, Robert Street)   3 Robert Street   (formerly 4, Robert Street)   5 Robert Street   (formerly 6, Robert Street)   7 Robert Street   (formerly 8, Robert Street)   9 Robert Street   (formerly 10, Robert Street)   11 Robert Street   (formerly 12, Robert Street)   (formerly 14, Robert Street)   (formerly 16, Robert Street)   (formerly 18, Robert Street)   (formerly 20, Robert Street)   (formerly 22, Robert Street)   (formerly 24, Robert Street)   (formerly 26, Robert Street)   (formerly 28, Robert Street)   (formerly 30, Robert Street)   22 Tay Street   24 Tay Street   26 Tay Street   28 Tay Street   30 Tay Street   (formerly 32, Tay Street)   (formerly 34, Tay Street)   (formerly 36, Tay Street)   (formerly 38, Tay Street)   (formerly 40, Tay Street)   (formerly 42, Tay Street)   (formerly 44, Tay Street)   (formerly 46, Tay Street)   (formerly 48, Tay Street)   52 Tay Street   54 Tay Street   56 Tay Street   58 Tay Street   (house on site of 26, Tay Street)   drinking fountain, Tay Street   (house on site of Royal Hotel, Tay Street)   (Royal Hotel, part [1], Tay Street)   (Royal Hotel, part [2], Tay Street)   (Royal Hotel, part [3], Tay Street)   (Royal Hotel, part [4], Tay Street)   (Royal Hotel, part [5], Tay Street)   (Royal Hotel, part [6], Tay Street)   (Royal Hotel, part [7], Tay Street)   (Royal Hotel, part [8], Tay Street)   (Royal Hotel, part [9], Tay Street)   (Royal Hotel, part [10], Tay Street)   (Royal Hotel, part [11], Tay Street)   (Royal Hotel, part [12], Tay Street)   (Royal Hotel, part [13], Tay Street)   (Royal Hotel, part [14], Tay Street)   (house & workshop, Union Street)  

 

Old Addresses (any dates are approximate and are usually the latest occurence of the address)

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House Names (any dates are approximate and are usually the latest occurence of the name)

Royal Bar
Royal Buildings
Royal Hotel Bar
The Royal

 

 

Directory entries (before 1970)      There are 108 entries

SourceEntry 
1969 dirFairlie, James, 50 Tay Street : Radio And Television Engineers
1969 dirFairlie, James, radio and television engineer, 50 Tay Street, Newport-on-Tay; h. 8 Brideswell Gardens, Gauldry
1968 dirFairlie, James, 50 Tay Street : Radio And Television Engineers
1968 dirFairlie, James, radio and television engineer, 50 Tay Street, Newport-on-Tay; h. 8 Brideswell Gardens, Gauldry
1967 dirFairlie, James, radio and television engineer, 50 Tay street, Newport-on-Tay ; h. 8 Brideswell gardens, Gauldry
1967 dirFairlie, James, 50 Tay street : Radio And Television Engineers.
1966 dirFairlie, James, radio and television engineer, 50 Tay street, Newport-on-Tay ; h. 8 Brideswell gardens, Gauldry
1966 dirFairlie, James, 50 Tay street : Radio And Television Engineers.
1965 dirFairlie, James, radio and television engineer, 50 Tay street, Newport-on-Tay ; h. 8 Brideswell gardens, Gauldry
1965 dirFairlie, James, 50 Tay Street : Radio And Television Engineers.
1964 dirFairlie, James, Royal Buildings, Tay street, Wormit : Radio And Television Engineers.
1964 dirFairlie, James, radio and television engineer, Royal Buildings, Tay street; h. Bogton cottage, St. Fort, Wormitlocation 2
1963 dirFairlie, James, Royal Buildings, Tay street : Radio And Television Engineers.
1963 dirFairlie, James, radio and television engineer, Royal Buildings, Tay street; h. Bogton cottage, St. Fort, Wormitlocation 2
1962 dirFairlie, James, radio and television engineer, Royal Buildings, Tay street; h. Bogton cottage, St. Fort, Wormitlocation 2
1962 dirFairlie, James, Royal Buildings, Tay street, Wormit [sic] : Radio And Television Engineers.
1941-42 dirIannetta, A., restaurateur, Royal buildings, Tayport rd.; h. Boat brae
1940-41 dirIannetta, A., restaurateur, Royal buildings, Tayport rd.; h. Boat brae
1939-40 dirIannetta, A., restaurateur, Royal buildings, Tayport rd.; h. Boat brae
1938-39 dirIannetta, A., restaurateur, Royal buildings, Tayport rd.; h. Boat brae
1937-38 dirIannetta, A., restaurateur, Royal buildings, Tayport rd.; h. Boat brae
1936-37 dirIannetta, A., restaurateur, Royal buildings, Tayport rd.; h. Boat brae
1935-36 dirIannetta, A., restaurateur, Royal buildings, 'Tayport rd.; h. Boat brae
1934-35 dirBowden, Margaret, restaurant and tea rooms, Royal bldgs., Tayport rd.
1934-35 dirBowden, Margaret, Royal buildings, Tayport road : Restaurateurs.
1933-34 dirBowden, Margaret, Royal buildings, Tayport road : Restaurateurs.
1933-34 dirBowden, Margaret, restaurant and tea. rooms, Royal bldgs., Tayport
1932-33 dirBowden, Margaret, restaurant and tea rooms, Royal bldgs., Tayport rd.
1932-33 dirBowden, Margaret, Royal buildings, Tayport road : Restaurateurs.
1931-32 dirBowden, Margaret, restaurant and tea rooms, Royal bldgs., Tayport
1930-31 dirBowden, Margaret, restaurant and tea rooms, Royal bdgs., Tayport rd.
1929-30 dirBowden, Margaret, restaurant and tea rooms, Royal bdgs., Tayport rd.
1928-29 dirBowden, Margaret, restaurant and tea rooms, Royal bdgs., Tayport rd.
1927-28 dirBowden, Margaret, restaurant and tea rooms, Royal bdgs., Tayport rd.
1926-27 dirBowden, Margaret, restaurant and tea rooms, Royal bdgs., Tayport rd.
1925-26 dirBowden, Margaret, restaurant and tea rooms, Royal bdgs., Tayport rd.
1923-24 dirBowden, Margaret, restaurant and tea rooms, The Royal, Tayport rd.
1923-24 dirBowden, Miss Margaret, The Royal, Tayport road : Restaurateurs.
1922-23 dirBowden, Margaret, restaurant and tea rooms, The Royal, Tayport rd., East Newport
1921-22 MacDonald dirBowden, W , Tay st. : Spirit Dealers
1920-21 dirBowden, David, wine and spirit merchant, Royal Hotel, Tayport rd.; h. Rustic place, Dundee
1919-20 MacDonald dirBowden, W., Tay st. : Spirit Dealers
1919-20 MacDonald dirBowden, Wm. (Trs. of), Tay st.
1918-19 MacDonald dirBowden, W., Tay st. : Spirit Dealers
1918-19 MacDonald dirBowden, Wm. (Trs. of), Tay st.
1918-19 dirBowden, William, wine and spirit merchant, Royal Hotel, Tayport rd.; h. Rustic place, Dundee
1917-18 MacDonald dirBowden, W., Tay st. : Spirit Dealers
1917-18 MacDonald dirBowden, Wm., Tay st.
1916-17 MacDonald dirBowden, W., Tay st. : Spirit Dealers
1916-17 MacDonald dirBowden, Wm., Tay st.
1915-16 MacDonald dirBowden, W., Tay st. : Spirit Dealers
1915-16 dirBowden, William, wine and spirit merchant, Royal Hotel, Tayport rd.; h. Rustic place, Dundee
1915 Slater dirBowden Wm. spirit dealer, Royal Bar, E [under Commercial]
1914-15 MacDonald dirBowden, W., Tay st. : Spirit Dealers
1914-15 dirBowden, William, wine and spirit merchant, Royal Hotel, Tay street ; h. Rustic place, Dundee
1913-14 MacDonald dirBowden, W., Tay st. : Spirit Dealers
1913-14 dirBowden, William, wine and spirit merchant, Royal Hotel, Tay street ; h. Rustic place, Dundee
1912-13 MacDonald dirBowden, W., Tay st. : Spirit Dealers
1912-13 dirBowden, William, wine and spirit merchant, Royal Hotel, Tay street ; h. Rustic place, Dundee
1911-12 MacDonald dirBowden, W., Tay st. : Spirit Dealers
1911-12 dirBowden, William, wine and spirit merchant, Royal Hotel, Tay street h. Rustic place, Dundee
1911 Slater dirBowden Wm. spirit dealer, Royal Bar, E [under Commercial]
1910-11 MacDonald dirBowden, W., Tay st. : Refreshment Rooms
1910-11 dirBowden, William, wine and spirit merchant, Royal Hotel, Tay street ; h. Rustic place, Dundee
1909-10 MacDonald dirBowden, W., Tay st. : Spirit Dealers
1909-10 dirBowden, William, wine and spirit merchant. Royal Hotel, Tay street h. Rustic place, Dundee
1908-09 MacDonald dirRoyal Hotel Bar, Tay street. W. Bowden, proprietor : Spirit Dealers
1908-09 dirBowden, William, wine and spirit merchant. Royal Hotel, Tay street; h. Rustic place, Dundee
1908 Tayside AnnualBowden, Wm., spirit merchant, Tay Street.
1907-08 MacDonald dirRoyal Hotel Bar, Tay street. W Bowden, proprietor : Spirit Dealers
1907-08 dirBowden, William, wine and spirit merchant, Royal Hotel, Tay street; h. Rustic place, Dundee
1907 Tayside AnnualBowden, Wm., spirit merchant, Tay Street.
1907 Slater dirBowden Wm. spirit dealer, Royal Bar, E [under Commercial]
1906-07 MacDonald dirRoyal Hotel Bar, Tay street. W Bowden, proprietor : Spirit Dealers
1906-07 dirBowden, William, wine and spirit merchant, Royal Hotel, Tay street ; h. Rustic place, Dundee
1905-06 MacDonald dirRoyal Hotel Bar, Tay street. W. Bowden, proprietor : Spirit Dealers
1905-06 dirBowden, William, wine and spirit merchant, Royal Hotel, Tay street ; h. Rustic place, Dundee
1904-05 MacDonald dirRoyal Hotel Bar, Tay street, W. Bowden, proprietor : Spirit Dealers
1904-05 dirBowden, William, wine and spirit merchant, Royal Hotel, Tay street ; h. Rustic place, Dundee
1903-04 MacDonald dirRoyal Hotel Bar, Tay street. W. Bowden, proprietor : Spirit Dealers
1903-04 dirBowden, William, wine and spirit merchant, Royal Hotel, Tay street ; h. Rustic place, Dundee
1903 Slater dirBowden William, spirit dealer, Royal Bar Newport (Commercial)
1902-03 MacDonald dirRoyal Hotel Bar, Tay st.; wines and spirits of the finest quality. W. Bowden, proprietor : Spirit Dealers
1902-03 dirBowden, William, wine and spirit merchant, Royal Hotel, Tay street ; h. Rustic place, Dundee
1901-02 MacDonald dirRoyal Hotel Bar, Tay st.; wines and spirits of the finest quality. W. Bowden, proprietor : Spirit Dealers
1901-02 dirBowden, William, wine and spirit merchant. Royal Hotel, Tay street h. Rustic place, Dundee
1900-01 MacDonald dirRoyal Hotel Bar, Tay st.; wines and spirits of the finest quality. W. Bowden, proprietor : Spirit Dealers
1900-01 dirBowden, William, wine and spirit merchant. Royal Hotel, Tay street; h. Rustic place, Dundee
1899-00 MacDonald dirRoyal Hotel Bar, Tay st.; wines and spirits of the finest quality. W. Bowden, proprietor : Spirit Dealers
1899-00 dirBowden, William, wine and spirit merchant, Royal Hotel, Tay street ; h. Rustic place, Dundee
1899 Slater dirBowden William, spirit dealer, Royal Bar [under Commercial]
1898-99 MacDonald dirRoyal Hotel Bar, Robert street; wines and spirits of the finest quality. A. J. Robertson : Spirit Dealers
1898-99 dirRobertson, A. J., wine and spirit merchant, Royal bar, Tay street; h. 3 Robert street
1897-98 MacDonald dirRoyal Hotel Bar, Robert street ; wines and spirits of the finest quality. A. J. Robertson : Spirit Dealers
1897-98 dirRobertson, A. J., wine and spirit merchant, Royal bar, Tay street; h. 4 Robert street
1896-97 dirRobertson, A. J., wine and spirit merchant, Royal bar, Tay street; h. 4 Robert street
1896 Slater dirRobertson Alexander J. (Royal Bar), spirit dealer & public house keeper, Tay st. [under Commercial]
1895-96 dirRobertson, A. J., wine and spirit merchant, Royal bar, Tay street; h, 4 Robert street
1894-95 dirRobertson, A. J., wine and spirit merchant, Royal bar, Tay street; h. 4 Robert street
1893-94 dirRobertson, A. J., wine and spirit merchant, Royal bar, Tay street; h. Lowden's alley, Dundee
1893 Slater dirRobertson Alexander J., (Royal Bar), Tay st : Spirit Dealers And Public Houses.
1892-93 dirRobertson, A. J., wine and spirit merchant, Royal bar, Tay street; h. Lowden's alley, Dundee
1891-92 dirRobertson, A. J., wine and spirit merchant, Royal bar, Tay street
1890-91 dirRobertson, A. J., wine and spirit merchant, Royal bar, Tay street
1889 Slater dirWinter James, (Royal Bar), Tay st : Spirit Dealers & Public Houses.
1886 Slater dirMacdonald Allan, Royal Hotel, Tay St
1885 MacDonald dirMacdonald, Alex., Royal bar : Spirit Dealers
1884-85 dirMacdonald, Allan, wine and spirit merchant. Royal Bar, Royal Hotel buildings, East Newport ; h. 4 Robert street

 

 

Entries in the Registers of Voters

SourceEnrol DateNameOccup.AddressQualificationPropertyatNotes
1900 Male Voters Bowden, William Tay Street, Newport Tenant of Shop Tay Street, Newport

 

Census records

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Valuation Roll entries      There are 20 entries

YearNo.PropertyProprietorTenantOccupierValue
1967-68536Shop Trs of late William Bowden per J & E Shepherd, 59-61 Gellatly St, Dundee James Fairlie, Bogton Cottages, Wester Kinnear, Wormit 50View details
1964-65536Shop Trs of late William Bowden per J & E Shepherd, 59-61 Gellatly St, Dundee James Fairlie, Bogton Cottages, Wester Kinnear 35View details
1961-621509Shop Trs of late William Bowden per J & E Shepherd, 59-61 Gellatly St, Dundee James Fairlie, Bogton Cottages, Wester Kinnear, Wormit 35View details
1957-58670Shop Trs of late William Bowden per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee unlet 29View details
1952-53647Shop, Office & Store Trs of late William Bowden per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee Fife Territorial & Auxiliary Forces Assoc. per secretary, 48 Hunter St, Kirkcaldy 78View details
1947-48624Shop, Office & Store Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee Fife Territorial & Auxiliary Forces Assoc. per secretary, 48 Hunter St, Kirkcaldy 78View details
1942-43615Shop, Office & Store (part of) Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee unlet 20View details
1937-38618Shop, Office & Store (part of) Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee Alfonso Janetta 30View details
1932-33566Shop, Office & Store (part of) Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee Margaret Bowden 20-10-0View details
1927-28551Shop, Office & Store Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee Margaret Bowden 38View details
1922-23507Royal Bar Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee proprietor 35View details
1917-18486Royal Bar Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee proprietor 60View details
1912-13304Royal Bar William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee proprietor 60View details
1907-08285Royal Bar William Bowden per John Rattray, 50 Barrack St, Dundee proprietor 60View details
1903-04270Royal Bar Heritable creditors in possession per John Rattray, 50 Barrack St, Dundee William Bowden same 60View details
1900-01842Royal Bar Heritable creditors in possession per John Rattray, 50 Barrack St, Dundee William Bowden same 60View details
1896-97733Royal Bar Heritable creditors in possession per John Rattray, 51 Tay St, Dundee Alexander James Robertson, publican same 48View details
1893-94631Royal Bar Heritable creditors in possession per John Rattray, 51 Tay St, Dundee Alexander James Robertson, publican same 48View details
1889-90540Royal Bar Heritable creditors in possession per D G Farquharson, house agent, 3 Barrack St., Dundee A J Robertson, publican same 48View details
1885-86507Royal Bar Messrs George Heron & Thomas Congleton, solicitors Dundee as disponees in trust for John Turnbull per D G Farquharson, 3 Barrack St., Dundee Allan McDonald, hotelkeeper same 50View details

 

 

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