The Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive

Location : Tayside Cottages [SW],  Boat Road

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:      Demolished. [some early entries still to be confirmed]



Demolished 1881 to make way for Trinity Church.


Location and Old Maps

Latitude, longitude:      56.438725,-2.942472

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)   (formerly garage, 20, Boat Road)   (old St David's Inn, Boat Road)   (part of motor works, Boat Road)   (part of old St David's Inn, Boat Road)   (Tayside Cottages [NE], Boat Road)   (Tayside Cottages [mid], Boat Road)   (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   office at front, 6, High Street   (cottage south of 4, High Street)   (the Waterside (East Water), Old Places)  

Later use of the site :   Trinity UF Church     


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)

Tayfield Cothouse 3 1861
Tayside 1871
Tayside Cottages [SW] pre 1881



Directory entries (before 1975)



Census records

YearAddress Head NotesRooms
1881 Tayside Cottages Balsillie James 3View household
1871 Tayside Mitchell David 2View household
1861 Tayfield3 Cot Houses Reid James 2View household
1851 Duncan Jean View household



Valuation Roll entries



Railway Map References:

PlanYearRefDescriptionOwner or reputed ownerOccupier[Comments]
RHP85261 (E & N)184569Dwelling house & gardensWilliam BerryMargaret Meldrum, John Duncan, Alexander Moir and Thomas Clark
RHP85254 (G & D J)184559Dwelling houses, outbuildings, garden ground & footpathWilliam BerryAlexander Muir, John Duncan, Thomas Clark


Other Sightings:

1825 Building shown on map: Ref. 1, Old Boatmen's Houses National Library of Scotland, Plan of the coast from Newport to Craighead, 1824-25, John Steedman
1821 Building shown on map: Ref. 4 - dwelling house with garden, owner William Berry, occupier Helen Murdoch No image available. University of Dundee Archives, report & plans for new ferry harbours, 1821, Telford.


Early Sasines:



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