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Orrock House Gatepiers

A Category B Listed Building in Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.2671 / 57°16'1"N

Longitude: -2.0617 / 2°3'42"W

OS Eastings: 396376

OS Northings: 819601

OS Grid: NJ963196

Mapcode National: GBR XR.ZNXF

Mapcode Global: WH9Q5.9LGV

Entry Name: Orrock House Gatepiers

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333749

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2779

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Belhelvie

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Mid Formartine

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

1782 or thereby, on N. axis of house. 4 square ball-capped
ashlar granite gatepiers with railings and monolith ball
capped footgates between Upper parts of central piers
dismantled 1968 (stones laid aside for re-erection).

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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