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Location : former stable and workshops, 31,  Union Street

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Introduction

The stables and outbuildings were used as the first Burgh Yard from the formation of the Burgh in 1887 until it moved into the former gasworks by the old pier in 1903.

 

Location and Old Maps

Latitude, longitude:      56.442432,-2.939471

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):   9 Robert Street   11 Robert Street   13 Robert Street   (formerly 14, Robert Street)   15 Robert Street   (formerly 16, Robert Street)   17 Robert Street   (formerly 18, Robert Street)   19 Robert Street   (formerly 20, Robert Street)   21 Robert Street   (formerly 22, Robert Street)   23 Robert Street   (formerly 24, Robert Street)   (formerly 26, Robert Street)   (formerly 28, Robert Street)   (formerly 30, Robert Street)   (formerly 34, Robert Street)   (formerly 32, Robert Street)   (Grocer's Shop, Robert Street)   1 Seacraig Court   2 Seacraig Court   3 Seacraig Court   4 Seacraig Court   5 Seacraig Court   6 Seacraig Court   58 Tay Street   60 Tay Street   62 Tay Street   (formerly 25, Union Street)   (formerly 27, Union Street)   (formerly part of 27, Union Street)   (formerly 29, Union Street)   22 Union Street   (store, formerly 24, Union Street)   (formerly 26, Union Street)   (formerly 28, Union Street)   (formerly 30, Union Street)   (formerly 32, Union Street)   (formerly 34, Union Street)   35 Union Street   (formerly 36, Union Street)   (formerly 38, Union Street)   (formerly 40, Union Street)   (formerly 42, Union Street)   (formerly 44, Union Street)   (formerly 46, Union Street)   (formerly 48, Union Street)   50 Union 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)

original Burgh Yard to 1903

 

 

Directory entries (before 1970)

None available yet

 

Census records

None available yet

 

Valuation Roll entries      There are 28 entries

YearNo.PropertyProprietorTenantOccupierValue
1967-68611Workshop & Garages Sidney W Sutherland, Ravenscraig, 58 Tay St Charles O'Hare, 17 Robert Street 55View details
1964-65611Workshop & Garages Douglas F Strachan & Mrs H I McCorquodale per Pollock & Smith, 6 Panmure St, Dundee Charles O'Hare, 17 Robert Street 45View details
1961-621912Workshop & Garages Mrs Alice E Strachan, Ravenscraig, Tay St Charles O'Hare, Robert Street 45View details
1957-58804Stable Mrs Alice E Strachan, Ravenscraig, Tay St Charles O'Hare, plumber, Robert Street 25View details
1952-53780Stable Mrs Alice E Strachan, Ravenscraig, Tay St, E Newport Smith Hood & Co Ltd, coal merchants 20View details
1947-48754Stable Mrs Alice E Strachan, Ravenscraig, Tay St, E Newport Smith Hood & Co Ltd, coal merchants 15View details
1942-43739Stable John W Scrimgeour, Ravenscraig, Tay St per D & J Thomson & Currie, 38 Whitehall St, Dundee Smith Hood & Co Ltd, coal merchants 15View details
1937-38742Stable John W Scrimgeour, Ravenscraig, Tay St per D & J Thomson, 38 Whitehall St, Dundee Smith Hood & Co Ltd, coal merchants 15View details
1932-33572Stable Thomas P Fleming per D & J Thomson, 8 Bank St, Dundee Smith Hood & Co Ltd, coal merchants 15View details
1927-28556Stable Thomas P, W P & P P Fleming per D & J Thomson, 8 Bank St, Dundee Smith Hood & Co Ltd, coal merchants 15View details
1922-23513Stable Thomas P, W P & P P Fleming per D & J Thomson, 8 Bank St, Dundee Smith Hood & Co Ltd, coal merchants same 15View details
1917-18491Stable Alexander Ronald, Calcutta per David Thomson, 8 Bank St, Dundee Alexander K Niven same 8View details
1912-13327Stable Alexander Ronald, Calcutta per David Thomson, 8 Bank St, Dundee James Horsburgh same 8View details
1907-08309Courtyard Miss Jane N Ronald empty 12View details
1903-04294Courtyard Miss Jane N Ronald Newport Town Council same 12View details
1900-01867Stable and Byres Miss Jane N Ronald proprietor 10View details
1896-97760Stable and Byres Miss Jane N Ronald Newport Police Commissioners per F G Kemp, inspector of poor same 10View details
1894-95680Stable and Byres Miss Jane N Ronald Newport Police Commissioners per F G Kemp, inspector of poor same 10View details
1893-94657Stable and Byres Miss Jane N Ronald Newport Police Commissioners per F G Kemp, inspector of poor same 10View details
1892-93643Stable and Byres James Ronald, corn merchant Newport Police Commissioners per F G Kemp, inspector of poor same 10View details
1891-92627Stable and Byres James Ronald, corn merchant Newport Police Commissioners per F G Kemp, inspector of poor same 10View details
1890-91593Stable and Byres James Ronald, corn merchant Newport Police Commissioners per F G Kemp, inspector of poor same 10View details
1889-90566Stable and Byres James Ronald, corn merchant empty 12View details
1885-86534Stable and Byres James Ronald, corn merchant Robert Matthewson, greengrocer same 10View details
1881-82285Stable and Byres James Ronald, corn merchant same Robert Matthewson fruiterer 10View details
1878-79276Stable and Byres James Ronald, corn merchant same Andrew G. Keay, innkeeper 15View details
1875-76248Stable and Byres James Ronald, corn merchant same Andrew G. Keay, grocer 12View details
1860-61209Coach-house & stable James Ronald, corn merchant - 8View details

 

 

Early Sasines:

Sasine Plots:

Plot: 113 Maryton lots 8 & 9 1 rood 30 falls 34 ells view plot details

 

Sasine Abridgements:

RefIn BriefAbridgementRecordedPlots
1879.04471James Ronald & Jessie Knox / Ronald to Jessie Knox / Ronald & Jane Nicoll RonaldDisp by James Ronald corn merchant Dundee & spouse Jessie Knox / Ronald to said Jessie Knox / Ronald (liferent) and daughter Jane Ronald or Jane Nicoll Ronald (fee) of (1) pce grnd 30 yds along the High Road of Newport and between it and the high water mark, and buildings formerly a granary t/on with privilege of a road etc; (2) 2 pieces grnd lots 8 & 9 of Marytown 1 rood 30 falls 34 ells, : S & N by cart roads, pt of lands of Seacraig23 May 1879188, 113
1862.01451apportionment of feu dutues by Church of ScotlandTrs General Assembly of Church of Scotland grant deed of appointment of trust declaring the following plots - plots 1st - 24th described in disp (11 Nov 1862) - held by them for payment out of the rents, feu duties, etc thereof of the annual sum of £80 to minister of parish of Ardallie, and surplus rents etc to Treasurer, Church of Scotland, for endowments of chapels of ease (see 01395)24 Nov 186295, 102, 147, 148, 112, 113, 157, 117, 146, 100, 153, 194, 150, 165, 152, 202, 149, 75, 67
1862.01395Tayfield to Church of Scotland (feu duties, rents) [1-21 Marytown, 22-23 south of Marytown, 24 Craighead, 25-43 St Phillans]Trs General Assembly of Church of Scotland regist disp to themselves by John Berry, Tayfield of the following lands & others, pts of lands of Inverdovat, Craighead & Causewayhead, viz (1) 3 cottages in village of Marytown (now Easter Newport); pce grnd with the 2 cottages t/on on E side of E-most of said 3 cottages; self-contained cottage with attics & garden grnd; 19 falls 5 yd (22 pol 29 yd) grnd with the 2 cottages t/on on S side of road Newport - Ferryport, being all pts of subjects described in the title deeds as 2 roods 4 falls 24 ells grnd pt of lands of Seacraig etc and therein descr as marked no. 1 & no. 2 on a plan; [lot 3 not mentioned]; (2) 42 falls 17 ells (1 rood 13 pol 12 yd) grnd no. 4 on said plan & erections t/on; (3) 52 falls 10 ells grnd no.5 on said plan & ho etc t/on; (4) 52 falls 10 ells (1 rood 25 pol 28 yd) grnd no. 6on said plan & ho etc t/on; (5) 41 falls 31 ells grnd no. 7 on said plan; (6) 2 pces grnd extending to 1 rood 30 falls 34 ells nos. 8 & 9 on said plan & houses t/on; (7) E-most half with the houses etc t/on, and W-most half of 2 pces grnd 80 falls 29 ells no. 10 & 11 on said plan; (8) 29 falls 22 ells grnd lot no. 12 on plan; (9) 35 falls and (10) 35 falls grnd nos. 13 & 14 on plan; (11) 40 falls 4 ells grnd no. 15 on plan & bldgs t/on; (12) 40 falls 4 ells grnd no. 16 on certified copy of said plan; [lot 17 missing]; (13) 40 falls 4 ells grnd no. 18 on plan; (14) 35 falls (41 pol 4 yd) grnd no. 19 on certified copy of plan & ho etc t/on; (15) 49 falls 14 ells grnd no. 20 on plan & houses etc t/on; (16) 40 falls 4 ells grnd lot 21 on cert. copy of plan; (17-20) 4 pces grnd 40 falls 4 ells each nos. 22, 23, 24, 25; (21) 49 falls 14 ells grnd no. 26 all on said plan & houses t/on;
(22) 1 rood 34 falls 18 ells grnd no. 39 on a plan; (23) 3 roods 38 falls 15 ells (4 rood 39 pol & 14 sq yd) grnd to the S thereof with quarry therein, being all pts of lands of Seacraig;
(24) 10 acres 32 falls of lands of Craighead & houses t/on;
(25) lot of 41.66 pol and (26) lot of 42 pol grnd marked no. 1 & 2 of street called Hillside Crescent on a ground plan; (27) lot of 44 pol (28) lot of 34 pol and (29) lot of 35 pol 16 yd grnd nos. 3, 4 & 5 on said ground plan; (30) lot of 44 pol grnd no. 6 on said ground plan on which a ho or cottage has now been erected; (31)lot of 44 pol grnd forming lot 7 & pt of lot 8 on said plan; (32) lot of 39 pol 16 yd pt of lot 8 & pt of lot 9 on plan; (33) 39 pol 16 yd composed of stance marked no. 10 & pt of stance marked no. 9 on said plan; (34-41) lots of 29 pol 28 yd, 33 pol 4 yd, 28 pol 26 yd, 22 pol 14 yd, 22 pol 14 yd, 22 pol 12 yd, 25 pol 23 yd, 30 pol 21 yd of grnd lots 11, 12, 13,14,15,16,17,19 on said plan; (42) lot of 30 pol 7 yd grnd no. 20 on plan & ho etc t/on; (43) 58 pol 15 yd forming 2 lots marked no. 21 & 22 on said plan, being all pts of park or pce grndbewteen village of Easter Newport & t/p Newport - Cupar, & teinds ... reserving the feu rights …
[43 plots listed, but 1863.02082 refers to 45 plots - which is correct? Were lots 3 & 17 of Marytown added later?]
11 Nov 186295, 102, 147, 148, 112, 113, 157, 117, 146, 100, 153, 194, 150, 165, 152, 202, 149, 75, 67, 243, 292, 291, 287, 288, 311, 289, 312, 308, 247, 256, 278, 285, 286, 284, 72, 204, 207, 290
1857.00720Charles William Boase & Helen Lindsay / Boase to James Ronald & Jessie Knox / RonaldJames Ronald & spouse Jessie Knox seised fee & liferent 2 pieces grnd, lots 8 & 9 on plan of Maryton, 1 rood 30 falls 34 ells & houses etc t/on on disp by Charles William Boase & spouse Helen Lindsay5 Feb 1857113
1840.04730Trs Alexander Ramsay to Charles W Boase & Helen Lindsay / BoaseCharles William Boase & spouse Helen Lindsay seised 2 pieces grnd 1 rood 30 falls 34 ells & houses t/on in Maryton on disp by Trs Alexander Ramsay, MD Dundee22 Feb 1840113
1838.04000Andrew Philp to Trs Alexander RamsayTrs Alexander Ramsay, MD, Dundee, seised 1 rood 30 falls 34 ells & houses t/on in Maryton now Easter Newport on disp by Andrew Philp20 Nov 1838113
1838.03999Meldrum loan repaidAndrew Philp gets ren by surviving Tr & Exec of Elizabeth Meldrum, sometime residing at Inverdovat of 1 rood 30 falls 34 ells ground & houses t/on in Maryton, and of £275 in disp by said Elizabeth Meldrum, Oct / Nov 1828, & in ch resig novod & conf by William Berry 2 Jun 1838 (see v2, 5728 & 3827 above)20 Nov 1838113
1838.03827Tayfield to Andrew PhilpAndrew Philp seised 1 rood 30 falls 34 ells & houses t/on in Maryton now Easter Newport under burden of £275 to Elizabeth Meldrum formerly residing Maryton on ch resig novod & conf by William Berry, Tayfield27 Jul 1838113
1830.05728Elizabeth Meldrum to Andrew PhilpAndrew Philp, corn merchant, St Andrews now at Maryton seised 1 rood 13 falls 34 ells [later entries have 30 falls] grnd & houses t/on pt of Seacraig in Maryton under burden of £275 on disp by Elizabeth Meldrum residing Maryton, Oct / Nov 182929 Sep 1830113
1828.04539Scotscraig to Elizabeth MeldrumElizabeth Meldrum, residing Maryton, seised 2 pieces grnd pt of Seacraig in Maryton on feu disp by Robert Dalgleish, Scotscraig14 Nov 1828113, 250sasine extract

Brief explanation of sasine abridgements     Explanation of the format of a sasine

Abbreviations in the notes
t/on - thereon;   t/p - turnpike;   dw - dwelling;   ho - house;   pt - part;   pce - piece;   grnd - ground;   bldg - building;   Tr/Trs - Trustee/Trustees;   ... - words omitted;   pol - poles;   yd - square yards;   : - bounded

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