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Location : Royal Hotel, part [8],  Tay Street

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= Property demolished or site redeveloped

Notes:      demolished 1971-2

Part of a divided property. Other parts: Royal Hotel, part [1]     Royal Hotel, part [2]     Royal Hotel, part [3]     Royal Hotel, part [4]     Royal Hotel, part [5]     Royal Hotel, part [6]     Royal Hotel, part [7]     Royal Hotel, part [9]     Royal Hotel, part [10]     Royal Hotel, part [11]     Royal Hotel, part [12]     Royal Hotel, part [13]     Royal Hotel, part [14]     

 

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.

 

Location and Old Maps

Latitude, longitude:      56.441961,-2.940382

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 :   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   20 Tay 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   formerly 50, Tay Street   52 Tay Street   54 Tay Street   56 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   19 Union Street   23 Union Street   house & workshop, Union Street  

Later use of the site :   formerly 32     formerly 34     formerly 36     formerly 38     formerly 40     formerly 42     formerly 44     formerly 46     

Earlier use of the site :   house on site of Royal Hotel     

 

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 Buildings
Royal Hotel part, [8] to 1938

 

 

Directory entries (before 1970)

SourceEntry 
1923-24 dirNicoll, David, Royal buildings, Tayport road

 

 

Census records

YearHead Notes
1911 Uninhabited
1901 McLauchlan Mrs View household

 

 

Valuation Roll entries      There are 10 entries

YearNo.PropertyProprietorTenantOccupierValue
1937-38612House Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee Margaret Gellatly 6-8-4View details
1932-33560House Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee Elizabeth McCall 6-8-4View details
1927-28545House Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee Elizabeth McCall 6-8-4View details
1922-23502House Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee David Nicoll same 6-8-4View details
1917-18481House Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee James D Nichol, shoemaker same 4-10-0View details
1912-13300House William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee William D Nichol, shoemaker same 4-10-0View details
1907-08282House William Bowden per John Rattray, 50 Barrack St, Dundee Mrs Eliza Brown same 4View details
1903-04267House Heritable creditors in possession per John Rattray, 50 Barrack St, Dundee Mrs John McLauchlan same 3-12-0View details
1900-01839House Heritable creditors in possession per John Rattray, 50 Barrack St, Dundee Mrs John McLauchlan same 3-12-0View details
1896-97730House Heritable creditors in possession per John Rattray, 51 Tay St, Dundee Catherine M Reoch same 3-12-0View details

 

 

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