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Location : formerly 48,  Tay Street

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= Property demolished or site redeveloped

Notes:      ground floor; 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     50 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.

 

Location and Old Maps

Latitude, longitude:      56.442000,-2.940419

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)   (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 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)   (house & workshop, Union Street)  

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

 

 

Directory entries (before 1970)

None available yet

 

Census records

None available yet

 

Valuation Roll entries      There are 8 entries

YearNo.PropertyProprietorTenantOccupierValue
1967-68537Office & Store Trs of late William Bowden per J & E Shepherd, 59-61 Gellatly St, Dundee Newport Green Room Club 35View details
1964-65537Office & Store Trs of late William Bowden per J & E Shepherd, 59-61 Gellatly St, Dundee Newport Green Room Club 30View details
1961-621510Office & Store Trs of late William Bowden per J & E Shepherd, 59-61 Gellatly St, Dundee Newport Green Room Club 30View details
1957-58671Office & Store Trs of late William Bowden per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee Newport Green Room Club 29View details
1942-43616Shop, Office & Store (part of) Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee War Department per Treasury Valuer 17-10-0View details
1937-38619Shop, Office & Store (part of) Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee Agnes G Anderson, Agnes Paisley & Elizabeth Sim 17-10-0View details
1932-33567Shop, Office & Store (part of) Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee Agnes G Anderson, Agnes Paisley & Elizabeth Sim 17-10-0View details
1922-23508Office & Store Trs of late William Bowden, 1 Rustic Place, Dundee per J & E Shepherd, 31 Panmure St, Dundee William C Edward same 10View details

 

 

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