The Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive

Location : Bowling Green,  High Street

Historic Property ImageStreet View Image

Photo / old map: Image Courtesy of the University of St Andrews Library, ID JV-972

= Property demolished or site redeveloped

Notes:      site used by St Mary's Church



Developed by the proprietor of the Newport Inn in the 1850s, the green sat alongside a garden, and a quoiting ground (1861), on ground tenanted by the Inn. Interest appears to have waned in the 1860s and eventually the Newport Bowling Club was formed to play on a green, not here but at Seacraig in 1869. Photo shows the green, complete with flagpole, in early 1878. Site now occupied by St Mary's Church.


Location and Old Maps

Latitude, longitude:      56.439229,-2.941588

View location on the 1855 6-inch map, the 1895 25-inch map, the 1914 25-inch map, the 1966-73 25-inch map, or a 1944-50 aerial photograph at the National Library of Scotland website.

Nearby properties (demolished in red):   (Newport harbour pack house, Granary Lane)   3 High Street   4 High Street   5 High Street   office at front, 6, High Street   7 High Street   8 High Street   shop, 9, High Street   10 High Street   St Mary's Church, High Street   shop, 11, High Street   12 High Street   shop, 13, High Street   14 High Street   shop, 15, High Street   shop, 16, High Street   18 High Street   20 High Street   22 High Street   shop, 24, High Street   26 High Street   28a, High Street   shop, 28, High Street   shop, 30, High Street   shop, 32, High Street   34 High Street   36 High Street   shop, 38, High Street   shop, 40, High Street   (house at gasworks, High Street)   (Gas Office, High Street)   downstairs property, 9, High Street   (cottage south of 4, High Street)   (old house [south 2], High Street)   (old house [south 3], High Street)   (old house [south 4], High Street)   (Congregational Church, Kilnburn)   (the Waterside (East Water), Old Places)  

Later use of the site :   St Mary's Church     


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

Bowling Green - Newport Inn     source: Newport History Group
Newport Hotel Bowling     source: Newport History Group


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)

old Bowling Green



Directory entries (before 1975)



Census records



Valuation Roll entries      There are 4 entries

1867-6865Garden John Berry William Brown, innkeeper 5View details
1865-6666Garden John Berry of Tayfield said William Brown William Brown, innkeeper 5View details
1864-6562Garden John Berry of Tayfield William Brown, innkeeper 5View details
1860-6171Garden John Berry of Tayfield William Brown, innkeeper 5View details



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