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Location : Royal Hotel, part [10],  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 [8]     Royal Hotel, part [9]     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 (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)   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 [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, [10] to 1938

 

 

Directory entries (before 1970)      There are 3 entries

SourceEntry 
1926-27 dirHart, Harry, butcher, Royal buildings, Tayport road
1908 Tayside AnnualFenton, Mrs Margaret, Tay Street.
1907 Tayside AnnualFenton, Mrs Margaret, Tay Street.

 

 

Entries in the Registers of Voters

SourceEnrol DateNameOccup.AddressQualificationPropertyatNotes
1900 Female Voters Yeaman, Mrs Agnes Bell or Tay Street, Newport Tenant of House Tay Street

 

Census records

YearHead Notes
1911 Fenton Margaret
1901 UninhabitedView household[could have been this house]

 

 

Valuation Roll entries      There are 11 entries

YearNo.PropertyProprietorTenantOccupierValue
1937-38614House Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee James Forbes 5-14-0View details
1932-33562House Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee James Forbes 5-14-0View details
1927-28547House Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee J Campbell Low, T; J Forbes, IO 5-14-0View details
1922-23504House Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee Robert Richardson same 5-14-0View details
1917-18483House Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee William Anderson same 4View details
1912-13296House William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee Agnes Latto same 4View details
1907-08278House William Bowden per John Rattray, 50 Barrack St, Dundee Margaret Fenton same 4-10-0View details
1903-04263House Heritable creditors in possession per John Rattray, 50 Barrack St, Dundee Mrs Nicoll same 5View details
1900-01835House Heritable creditors in possession per John Rattray, 50 Barrack St, Dundee Mrs Agnes Bell or Yeaman same 5View details
1896-97726House Heritable creditors in possession per John Rattray, 51 Tay St, Dundee Mrs Agnes Bell or Yeaman same 5View details
1893-94627House Heritable creditors in possession per John Rattray, 51 Tay St, Dundee Mrs Agnes Bell or Yeaman same 5View details

 

 

Early Sasines:

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