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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 333749
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2779
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Mid Formartine
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
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).
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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