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Orrock House

A Category A Listed Building in Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.2667 / 57°16'0"N

Longitude: -2.0614 / 2°3'41"W

OS Eastings: 396392

OS Northings: 819563

OS Grid: NJ963195

Mapcode National: GBR XR.ZWG7

Mapcode Global: WH9Q5.9ML3

Plus Code: 9C9V7W8Q+MC

Entry Name: Orrock House

Listing Name: Orrok (Or Orrock) House

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333748

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2778

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Belhelvie

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Mid Formartine

Parish: Belhelvie

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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1781-2(?). 3-storey gabled main block with single-storey
piend roofed wings of same depth, S. front dressed granite
5-window (1 blind at ground floor, 2 at 2nd) 1 door with
rectangular fanlight and 1 window each wing. N. front
3-window (W. windows blind) 1-window in wing, ground floor
harled, dressed granite, 2nd and 3rd; tripartite doorpiece
with semi-elliptical traceried fanlight, Semi-circular headed
openings in E. wall of E. wing and at attic in gables. Simply
treated interior with original woodwork, plain railed stair,
good chimneypiece at 1st floor. Modern garage entrance W.
wing and modern porch E. wing.

Statement of Interest

A group. The name Orrok was transferred from the Orrok's

family estate in Fife which had had to be sold.

John Orrok 'late captain of ships trading in the East and

West Indies' recovered the family fortunes in some degree and

bought the Colpna or Over Blairtown estate rechristening it

Orrok. The house bears large 'O's over the attic windows in the

gables and except possibly at the harled ground floor appears

to have been wholly built by him. See also Forbes and Taylor,

the letters of John Orrok (son of the above). The estate was

sold to R.S. Walker 1880.

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