The Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive

Location : part of old St David's Inn,  Boat Road

Street View Image

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

= Property demolished or site redeveloped

Notes:      Demolished.

Part of a sometimes divided property. Other parts: old St David's Inn     



Photo taken early 1878. Used as an inn before the Newport Inn was built in 1806. After that date it was divided into different properties. Building demolished late 1881 to make way for Trinity Church.


Location and Old Maps

Latitude, longitude:      56.438875,-2.942340

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):   (formerly stores, 7, Boat Road)   (formerly garages & workshop, 9, Boat Road)   (old St David's Inn, Boat Road)   (Tayside Cottages [NE], Boat Road)   (Tayside Cottages [mid], Boat Road)   (Tayside Cottages [SW], Boat Road)   (former house [1], Granary Lane)   (Smithy, formerly 9, Granary Lane)   (former house [4], Granary Lane)   (Chapel House [1], High Road)   (part of Chapel House [2], High Road)   (part of Chapel House [3], High Road)   Newport Hotel, 1, High Street   Trinity UF Church, 2, High Street   4 High Street   office at front, 6, High Street   8 High Street   10 High Street   St Mary's Church, High Street   (cottage south of 4, High Street)   (the Waterside (East Water), Old Places)  

Later use of the site :   Trinity UF Church     


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
Post OfficePost OfficePost Office; Post Office; Post OfficeMr. Young Newport; Post Office letter stamp; Mr. Bell, Innkeeper.In the South end of the Village of Easter Newport.A dwelling house two stories high and in good repair, one room of which is used as a post office for Newport and its vicinity: letters are received and dispatched daily.OS1/13/32/66


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)

13 Newport Road 1861
part of St David's Inn 1871
Tayside 1871
Tayside Cottages pre 1881



Directory entries (before 1975)



Census records

YearAddress Head NotesRooms
1881 Tayside Cottages Mackie Ann 4View household
1871 Tayside Mackie David 4View household
1861 13 Newport Road Mackie Robert 4View household
1851 Gibson Andrew View household[probably here]
1851 Forman Margaret View household[probably here]



Valuation Roll entries      There are 8 entries

1878-7960House William Berry Esq. (a minor) same Mrs Ann Mackie 10View details
1875-7660House John Berry Esq. same David Mackie, seaman 10View details
1871-7263Houses John Berry David Mackie, seaman 10View details
1867-6862House John Berry David Mackie, seaman 10View details
1865-6663House John Berry of Tayfield said David Mackie David Mackie, seaman 10View details
1864-6559House John Berry of Tayfield David Mackie, seaman 10View details
1860-6167House John Berry of Tayfield David Mackie, sailor 10View details
1855-5660House & yard John Berry of Tayfield John Shepherd said John Shepherd 10View details



Railway Map References:

PlanYearRefDescriptionOwner or reputed ownerOccupier[Comments]
RHP85261 (E & N)184568Dwelling house, garden and areaWilliam BerryMrs Margaret Foreman or Henderson, and Charles Mitchell[Old St David's Inn, site of Trinity Church]
RHP85254 (G & D J)184560Dwelling house, outbuildings & gardenWilliam BerryCharles Mitchell, Mrs Margaret Foreman or Henderson[Formerly the old St David's Inn; on the site of Trinity Church]


Early Sasines:



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