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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:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 37, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate18481854 or 1856 
Item 2 of 331, Cheyne Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1854 or 18561856 or 1857 
Item 3 of 319, Broughton Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1856 or 1857Before 1863 

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 111848Design for a Church in the Decorated English Style     
Item 2 of 111850Design for a Church in the Decorated English Style     
Item 3 of 111851Design for a Parish Church     
Item 4 of 111852Design for a Country Cottage     
Item 5 of 111854Design for a House in the Scotch Style     
Item 6 of 111856Design for a Mansion     
Item 7 of 111857Design for a Mansion     
Item 8 of 111858Proposed Mansion for James Hartmann     
Item 9 of 111859Design for a Villa   Scotland 
Item 10 of 111859Design for a Villa     
Item 11 of 111861Leyden MonumentDenholm RoxburghshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Edinburgh Architectural Association1907Edinburgh Architectural Association Exhibition Catalogue EdinburghMemoir
Item 2 of 3Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills and Inventories SC70/1/117
Item 3 of 3www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints: Website 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Scotsman6 October 1855   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from Bill Fawcett


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