The Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive

Location : Matthewson's Land [1],  William Street

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= Property demolished or site redeveloped

Notes:      demolished

Part of a block. Other parts: Matthewson's Land [2]     Matthewson's Land [3]     Matthewson's Land [4]     Matthewson's Land [5]     Matthewson's Land [6]     Matthewson's Land [7]     Matthewson's Land [8]     



A building, subdivided into 3 or 4, was on the site by 1860. It was extended by 1864, probably to its final size. Internal divisions complicate the picture.

1910 Valuation Act ref. no. : 318


Location and Old Maps

Latitude, longitude:      56.44067,-2.940182

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.


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



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

Matthewson's Land [1]



Directory entries (before 1970)

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Census records

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Valuation Roll entries

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Sasines pre-1900:

Sasine Plots:

Plot: 72 St Phillans lot 17 25 pol 23 yd view plot details


Sasine Abridgements:

RefIn BriefAbridgementRecordedPlots
1875.04317loan by David Duncan junBond £100 by William Mathewson joiner Newport & disp by him and his spouse Isabella Duncan to David Duncan jun, solicitor, Dundee of 25 pol 23 yds grnd lot 17 & dw houses etc t/on, : E by William Street, pt of park between t/p and East Newport21 Apr 187572
1858.01537James Smith to Caledonian Property & Investment CoCaledonian Property & Investment Co seised lot grnd or building stance 25 pol 23 yd, lot 17 of park between East Newport and the turnpike from Newport to Cupar & bldgs thereon, on disp by James Smith, wright Newport15 Apr 185872
1857.01137Tayfield to James SmithJames Smith seised lot of 25 pol 23 yd no. 17 of park between East Newport and turnpike Newport - Cupar on W side of William Street on feu ch by John Berry, Tayfield9 Oct 185772, 249

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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