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Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Hector Heatly Orrock |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||19 February 1831 |
|Died: ||Before 1863 |
|Bio Notes: ||Hector Heatly Orrock was born in Edinburgh on 19 February 1831, the son of James Orrock, druggist and dentist with premises in St Andrew Square, and his wife Christian Reid; he appears to have been a brother of James Orrock Junior, a painter with whom he lived at 7 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh from 1848 to 1854. Hector was apprenticed to John Henderson by 1851 and thereafter worked as a draughtsman with William Burn in London. |
In 1855 he had married Janet Reid and it was probably at this time that he moved to 31 Cheyne Street; in 1856 or early 1857 he moved again, to 19 Broughton Place which appears to have been both office and house.
Hector Heatly Orrock's only known Scottish work is the very handsome Gothic Leyden Monument at Denholm in 1861. However he was also commissioned by the Edinburgh-based civil engineer, Sit Thomas Bouch to design stations and other buildings for the two railway companies in the north of England for which Bouch was consulting engineer. These were the South Durham & Lancashire Union Railway, running from Bishop Auckland through Barnard Castle and KirkbyStephen to Tebay, and the Eden Valley Railway, linking Kirkby Stephen with Penrith. The buildings were constructed during 1860-61. The stations were Tudor in style with a decidedly domestic character (for example Appleby and Lartington), though Kirkby Stephen is an exception: it had an ambitious office range flanked by a pair of trainsheds which were rebuilt in the 1880s.
James Orrock Junior appears to have moved to England as he exhibited at the Royal Academy from Nottingham in 1858.
Hector Heatly Orrock died on 15 February 1862 aged 31. He was survived by his wife, Janet Reid, daughter of John Reid of Renton Hall East Lothian, and a son, also Hector Orrock, born in Edinburgh on 25 August 1860 and a daughter.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|7, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private||1848||1854 or 1856|| |
|31, Cheyne Street, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private||1854 or 1856||1856 or 1857|| |
|19, Broughton Place, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private||1856 or 1857||Before 1863|| |
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|Edinburgh Architectural Association||1907||Edinburgh Architectural Association Exhibition Catalogue|| ||Edinburgh||Memoir|
|Scotlands People Website|| ||Wills & Testaments|| || ||Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills and Inventories SC70/1/117|
|www.familysearch.org|| ||www.familysearch.org|| ||Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints: Website|| |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|Scotsman||6 October 1855|| || || |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|Professor David M Walker personal archive||Professor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material|| ||Information from Bill Fawcett|
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