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Location : Royal Hotel, part [12],  Tay Street

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= Property demolished or site redeveloped

Notes:      demolished 1971-2

Part of a divided property. Other parts: Royal Hotel     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 [10]     Royal Hotel, part [11]     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 contents were sold off in 1882 and again in 1884 after which the hotel part of the property remained empty until 1890 when, with the exception of the Bar, it was converted into housing. Part of the property was used as the first Roman Catholic Mission Hall. Some of the rooms fronted on to Tay Street and some were over the first shops in Robert Street. 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 1914 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)   (Grocer's Shop, 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 Royal Bar, 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, 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 [13], Tay Street)   (Royal Hotel, part [14], Tay Street)   19 Union Street   23 Union Street   (house & workshop, Union Street)   (former slater's yard, Union Street)  

Later use of the site :   (formerly 32)     (formerly 34)     (formerly 36)     (formerly 38)     (formerly 40)     (formerly 42)     (formerly 44)     (formerly 46)     (formerly 48)     

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

 

Information and Photographs on Other Sites (open in a new window)

Newport History Group

 

1909-10 Finance Act - Valuation Office: Field Surveys

Reference no.      74

 

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, [12] to 1938

 

 

Directory entries (before 1970)      There are 18 entries

SourceEntry 
1939-40 dirFisher, Melville, Royal buildings, Tayport road
1938-39 dirFisher, Melville, Royal buildings, Tayport road
1937-38 dirFisher, Melville, Royal buildings, Tayport road
1936-37 dirFisher, Melville, Royal buildings, Tayport road
1935-36 dirFisher, Melville, Royal buildings, Tayport road
1934-35 dirFisher, Melville, Royal buildings, Tayport road
1933-34 dirFisher, Melville, Royal buildings, Tayport road
1932-33 dirFisher, Melville, Royal buildings, Tayport road
1931-32 dirFisher, Melville, Royal buildings, Tayport road
1930-31 dirFisher, Melville, Royal buildings, Tayport road
1929-30 dirFisher, Melville, Royal buildings, Tayport road
1928-29 dirFisher, Melville, Royal buildings, Tayport road
1927-28 dirFisher, Melville, Royal buildings, Tayport road
1926-27 dirFisher, Melville, Royal buildings, Tayport road
1925-26 dirFisher, Melville, Royal buildings, Tayport road
1923-24 dirFisher, Melville, Royal buildings, Tayport road
1908 Tayside AnnualM'Lauchlan, Mrs J., Tay Street.
1907 Tayside AnnualM'Lauchlan, Mrs J., Tay Street.

 

 

Census records

YearHead Notes
1911 McLauchlan Elizabeth

 

 

Valuation Roll entries      There are 13 entries

YearNo.PropertyProprietorTenantOccupierValue
1937-38616House Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee Melville Fisher 9-5-4View details
1935-36591House Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee Melville Fisher 9-5-4View details
1932-33564House Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee Melville Fisher 9-5-4View details
1930-31558House Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee Melville Fisher 9-5-4View details
1927-28549House Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee Melville Fisher 9-5-4View details
1922-23506House Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee Melville Fisher same 9-5-4View details
1917-18485House Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee Melville Fisher same 6-10-0View details
1915-16480House William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee empty 6-10-0View details
1912-13303House William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee Mrs J McLauchlan same 7View details
1907-08284House William Bowden per John Rattray, 50 Barrack St, Dundee Mrs J McLauchlan same 7View details
1905-06272House William Bowden per John Rattray, 50 Barrack St, Dundee Mrs J McLauchlan same 7View details
1903-04269House Heritable creditors in possession per John Rattray, 50 Barrack St, Dundee Charles Hall, retired same 7View details
1901-02858House Heritable creditors in possession per John Rattray, 50 Barrack St, Dundee Mrs Leitch same 3View details

 

 

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