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Location : 2  West Road

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Introduction

Built c. 1824 as the Dower House for Tayfield (see Fife Herald, 27 Jan 1825, p5 col 4 - "Mr Berry's new cottage")

 

Location and Old Maps

Latitude, longitude:      56.436074,-2.94656

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.

 

1854 Ordnance Survey Name Book Entry    (originals at ScotlandsPlaces)     (more information on the O.S. Name Books page)

List of names to be corrected if necessaryOrthography, as recommended to be used in the new plansOther modes of spelling the nameAuthorities for these other modes of spelling when knownSituationDescriptive remarks or other general observations which may be considered of interestSource
AbercraigAbercraigAbercraig; Abercraig; AbercraigJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; John Just, Clarville; Alexander Dingwall, Newport Seamills.About 1/4 of a mile West of Tayfield House.This is a villa built on the craig overlooking the sea. It is two storeys high with garden. It is occupied by Misses Berry whose property it is.OS1/13/34/7

 

Old Addresses (any dates are approximate and are usually the latest occurence of the address)

Newburgh Road, West Newport1961

 

 

House Names (any dates are approximate and are usually the latest occurence of the name)

Abercraig

 

 

Directory entries (before 1968)      There are 125 entries

SourceEntry 
1967 dirRobb, Alexander K., 2 West road
1966 dirRobb, Alexander K., 2 West road
1965 dirRobb, Alexander K., 2 West road
1964 dirRobb, Alexander K., Abercraig, Newburgh road
1961 dirMackie, Mrs C., Abercraig, Newburgh road
1960 dirMackie, Robert L., M.A., B.Litt., Abercraig, Newburgh road
1958-59 dirMackie, Robert L., M.A., B.Litt., Abercraig, Newburgh road
1957-58 dirMackie, Robert L., M.A., B.Litt., Abercraig, Newburgh road
1956-57 dirMackie, Robert L., M.A., B.Litt., Abercraig, Newburgh road
1955-56 dirMackie, Robert L., M.A., B.Litt., Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1954-55 dirMackie, Robert L., M.A., B.Litt., Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1953-54 dirMackie, Robert L., M.A., B.Litt., Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1952-53 dirMackie, Robert L., M.A., B.Litt., Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1951-52 dirMackie, Robert L., M.A., B.Litt., Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1950-51 dirMackie, Robert L., MA., B.Litt., Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1949-50 dirMackie, Robert L., M.A., B.Litt. (lecturer, Dundee), Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1948-49 dirMackie, Robert L. M.A., B.Litt. (lecturer, Dundee), Abercraig, Newburgh road, W. Newport
1947-48 dirMackie, Robert L. M.A., B.Litt. (lecturer, Dundee), Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1946-47 dirMackie, Robert L. M.A., B.Litt. (lecturer, Dundee), Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1942-43 dirMackie, Robert L., M.A., B.Litt. (lecturer, Dundee), Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1941-42 dirMackie, Robert L., B.Litt. (lecturer, Dundee), Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1940-41 dirMackie, Robert L., M.A., B.Litt. (lecturer, Dundee), Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1939-40 dirMackie, Robert L., M.A., B.Litt. (lecturer, Dundee), Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1938-39 dirMackie, Robert L. M.A., B.Litt. (lecturer, Dundee), Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1937-38 dirSangster, David M., civil servant, Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1936-37 dirSangster, David M., civil servant, Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1935-36 dirSangster, David M., civil servant, Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1934-35 MacDonald dirShepherd, Mrs, Abercraig, W. N.
1934-35 dirTreasure, Ernest S., A. R.C.O., Abercraig, Newburgh rd., West Newport : Musicians, Organists, And Teachers Of Music.
1934-35 dirTreasure, Ernest S., A. R.C.O. (music teacher, Dundee), Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1933-34 MacDonald dirShepherd, Mrs. Abercraig, W. N.
1933-34 dirTreasure, Ernest S., A.R.C.O., Abercraig, Newburgh rd., West Newport : Musicians, Organists, And Teachers Of Music.
1933-34 dirTreasure, Ernest S., A.R.C.O. (music teacher, Dundee), Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1932-33 dirTreasure, Ernest S., A.R.C.O. (music teacher, Dundee), Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1932-33 dirTreasure, Ernest S., A.R.C.O., Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport : Musicians, Organists, And Teachers Of Music.
1931-32 MacDonald dirShepherd, Mrs, Abercraig, W. N.
1931-32 dirShepherd, Mrs Isabella, Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1930-31 MacDonald dirShepherd, Mrs, Abercraig, W. N.
1930-31 dirShepherd, Mrs Isabella, Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1929-30 MacDonald dirShepherd, Mrs, Abercraig, W. N.
1929-30 dirShepherd, Mrs Douglas, Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1928-29 MacDonald dirShepherd, Mrs, Abercraig, W. N.
1928-29 dirShepherd, Mrs Douglas, Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1928 Kelly dirShepherd Mrs. Abercraig, W
1927-28 MacDonald dirShepherd, Mrs, Abercraig, W. N.
1927-28 dirShepherd, Mrs, Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1926-27 MacDonald dirShepherd, Mrs, Abercraig, W. N.
1926-27 dirShepherd, Mrs, Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1925-26 MacDonald dirShepherd, Mrs, Abercraig, W. N.
1925-26 dirShepherd, Mrs, Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1924-25 MacDonald dirShepherd, Mrs, Abercraig, W. N.
1923-24 MacDonald dirShepherd, Mrs, Abercraig, W. N.
1923-24 dirShepherd, Mrs, Abercraig, Newburgh road, West Newport
1922-23 dirShepherd, Mrs, Abercraig, Newburgh road. West Newport
1921 Slater dirShepherd Mrs. Abercraig, W
1920-21 dirShepherd, Mrs, Abercraig, Woodhaven road, West Newport
1919-20 MacDonald dirWatson, Rev. R. A., Abercraig House, Wester Newport
1918-19 MacDonald dirWatson, Rev. R. A., Abercraig House, Wester Newport
1918-19 dirShepherd, Mrs, Abercraig, Woodhaven road, West Newport
1917-18 MacDonald dirWatson, Rev. R. A., Abercraig House, Wester Newport
1916-17 MacDonald dirWatson, Rev. R. A., Abercraig House, Wester Newport
1915-16 MacDonald dirWatson, Rev. R. A., Abercraig House, Wester Newport
1915-16 dirWatson, Rev. Robert A., D.D., Abercraig, West Newport
1915 Slater dirWatson Rev. Robert Alex. D.D. Abercraig, W
1914-15 MacDonald dirWatson, Rev. R. A., Abercraig House, Wester Newport
1914-15 dirWatson, Rev. Robert A., D.D., Abercraig, West Newport
1913-14 MacDonald dirWatson, Rev. R. A., Abercraig House, Wester Newport
1913-14 dirWatson, Rev. Robert A., D.D. Abercraig, West Newport
1912-13 MacDonald dirWatson, Rev. R. A., Abercraig House. Wester Newport
1912-13 dirWatson, Rev. Robert A., D.D., Abercraig, West Newport
1911-12 MacDonald dirWatson, Rev. R. A., Abercraig House, Wester Newport
1911-12 dirWatson, Rev. Robert A., D.D., Abercraig, West Newport
1911 Slater dirWatson Rev. Robert Alex. D.D. Abercraig, W
1910-11 MacDonald dirWatson, Rev. R. A., Abercraig House, Wester Newport
1910-11 dirWatson, Rev. Robert A., D.D., Abercraig, West Newport
1909-10 dirWatson, Rev. Robert A., D.D., Abercraig, West Newport
1905-06 MacDonald dirPhilip, Dr And., Abercraig House, Wester Newport
1904-05 MacDonald dirPhilip, Dr. And., Abercraig House, Wester Newport
1903-04 MacDonald dirPhilip, Dr And., Abercraig House, Wester Newport
1903 Slater dirBerry Miss, Abercraig, W Newport
1902-03 MacDonald dirPhilip, Dr And., Abercraig House, Wester Newport
1901-02 MacDonald dirPhilip, Dr And., Abercraig House, Wester Newport
1901-02 dirPhilip, Dr, Abercraig, West Newport; [under Medical Practitioners]
1901-02 dirPhilip, Dr, Abercraig, West Newport (Telephone No. N. 76)
1900-01 dirPhilip, Dr, Abercraig, West Newport (Telephone No. N. 76)
1900-01 dirPhilip, Dr, Abercraig, West Newport; [under Medical Practitioners]
1899-00 dirPhilip, Dr, Abercraig, West Newport; [under Medical Practitioners]
1899-00 dirPhilip, Dr, Abercraig, West Newport (Telephone No. N. 76)
1899 Telephone dirPhilip Dr Andrew, Abercraig; tel. no. 76
1899 Slater dirPhilip Andrew M.D. Abercraig
1899 Slater dirPhilip Andrew M.D., C.M. physician & surgeon, Abercraig, W [under Commercial]
1898-99 dirPhilip, Dr, Abercraig, West Newport; [under Medical Practitioners]
1898-99 dirPhilip, Dr, Abercraig, West Newport
1897-98 dirSime, Misses, Abercraig, West Newport
1896-97 dirSime, Misses, Abercraig, West Newport
1896 Slater dirSime The Misses, Abercraig, W
1895-96 dirSime, Misses, Abercraig, West Newport
1894-95 dirSime, Misses, Abercraig, West Newport
1893-94 dirSime, Misses, Abercraig, West Newport
1893 Slater dirSime Misses Elizabeth & Margaret, Abercraig, W N
1892-93 dirSime, Misses, Abercraig, West Newport
1891-92 dirSime, Misses, Abercraig, West Newport
1890-91 dirSime, Misses, Abercraig, West Newport
1889-90 dirSime, Misses, Abercraig, West Newport
1889 Slater dirSime Misses Elizabeth and Margaret, Abercraig, West Newport, Fife
1888-89 dirSime, Miss, Abercraig, West Newport
1887-88 dirSime, Mrs John, Abercraig, West Newport
1886-87 dirSime, Mrs John, Abercraig, West Newport
1886 Slater dirSime Mrs George, Abercraig House, W N
1885-86 dirSime, Mrs John, Abercraig, West Newport
1884-85 dirSime, Mrs John, Abercraig, West Newport
1882 Slater dirCameron Capt. Orford S., R.N. Abercraig, W N
1878-79 dirBerry, Miss S. E., Abercraig, West Newport
1878 Slater dirBerry Miss S. C., Abercraig
1877 Worrall dirBerry Miss Sarah, Abercraig
1876-77 dirBerry, Miss S. E., Abercraig, West Newport
1874-75 dirBerry, Sarah C., Abercraig, West Newport
1873 Slater dirBerry Misses, Abercraig, Ferry-Port-on-Craig [sic]
1871-72 dirBerry, Miss, Abercraig
1869-70 dirBerry, Miss, Abercraig
1867-68 dirBerry, Miss, Abercraig, West Newport
1867 Slater dirBerry the Misses -, Abercraig
1866 Fife dirBerry, Miss, Abercraig, W Newport
1862 Fife dirBerry, Misses, Abercraig, W Newport
1853-54 dirBerry, Misses, Abercraig.

 

 

Entries in the Registers of Voters

SourceEnrol DateNameOccup.AddressQualificationPropertyatNotes
1900 Male Voters Philip, Andrew Medical Practitioner Abercraig, West Newport Tenant of House West Newport

 

Census records

YearHead Notes
1911 Watson Robert A
1901 Philip Andrew View household
1891 Sime Elizabeth View household
1881 Cameron Orford S View household
1871 Berry Sarah C View household
1861 Berry Margaret View household
1851 UninhabitedView household
1841 UninhabitedView household[probably this house]

 

 

Valuation Roll entries      There are 29 entries

YearNo.PropertyProprietorTenantOccupierValue
1967-681074House & Garage John Berry PhD per Murray Beith & Murray WS, 39 & 43 Castle St, Edinburgh 2 John W Grant 116View details
1964-651074House & Garage John Berry PhD per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, Edinburgh Alexander K Robb 100View details
1961-622803House John Berry PhD per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, Edinburgh empty 84View details
1957-581087House & Garden John Berry PhD per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, Edinburgh Robert L Mackie 50View details
1952-531053House & Garden John Berry per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, Edinburgh Robert L Mackie 50View details
1947-481019House & Garden John Berry per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, Edinburgh Robert L Mackie 50View details
1942-431000House & Garden John Berry per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, Edinburgh Robert L Mackie 50View details
1937-381009House & Garden John Berry of Tayfield per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, Edinburgh David M Sangster 47-10-0View details
1932-33926House & Garden William Berry of Tayfield per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, Edinburgh Ernest Treasure, music teacher 40View details
1927-28913House & Garden William Berry of Tayfield per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, Edinburgh Mrs Douglas Shepherd 35View details
1922-23866House & Garden William Berry of Tayfield per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, Edinburgh Mrs Douglas Shepherd same 35View details
1917-18844House & Garden William Berry of Tayfield per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, Edinburgh Rev Robert A Watson, DD same 35View details
1912-13810House & Garden Mrs Margaret H Berry of Tayfield per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, Edinburgh Rev Robert A Watson, DD same 35View details
1907-08789Abercraig House & Garden William Berry per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, 140 Princes St, Edinburgh proprietor 45View details
1903-04759Abercraig House and Garden Miss Margaret G Berry, liferentrix proprietor 45View details
1900-01550Abercraig House and Garden Miss Margaret G Berry, liferentrix, per David Mackie, factor, Tayfield Dr Andrew Philip same 50View details
1896-97448Abercraig House and Garden Miss Margaret G Berry, liferentrix, per David Mackie, factor, Tayfield Misses Elizabeth & Margaret Sime same 50View details
1893-94362Abercraig House and Garden Miss Margaret G Berry, liferentrix, per David Mackie, factor, Tayfield Misses Elizabeth & Margaret Sime same 50View details
1889-90294Abercraig House and Garden Miss Margaret G Berry, liferentrix, per David Mackie, factor, Tayfield Misses Elizabeth & Margaret Sime same 50View details
1885-86269Abercraig House and Garden Miss Margaret G Berry, liferentrix, per David Mackie, factor, Tayfield Miss Sime same 50View details
1881-82175Abercraig House and Garden Miss Margaret G Berry, 3 University, Glasgow per Mr Hannan Said Miss Berry 50View details
1878-79179Abercraig House and Garden Miss Sarah Berry Said Miss Berry 40View details
1875-76170Abercraig House and Garden Miss Sarah Berry Said Miss Berry 40View details
1871-72167Abercraig House and Garden Miss Sarah Berry Miss Berry 35View details
1867-68190Abercraig House and Grounds Miss Sarah Berry Said Miss Berry 35View details
1865-66179Abercraig House and Grounds Miss Sarah Berry Said Miss Berry 30View details
1864-65170Abercraig House and Grounds Miss Sarah Berry Said Miss Berry 30View details
1860-61153Abercraig House and Garden Misses Berry Misses Berry 30View details
1855-5667Abercraig house and Garden Misses Berry, Abercraig 30View details

 

 

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