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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
Entry Name: Orrok (Or Orrock) House
Listing Date: 16 April 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 333748
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2778
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Mid Formartine
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
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.
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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