Basic Site Details

Name: Orton House
City or county: Morayshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Rothes
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Also Italianate laundry and icehouse

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Country House  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31826 AdditionAddition of wings
Item 2 of 31 December 1847  Additions
Item 3 of 31904  Alterations


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 7William RobertsonArchitectC1826 Addition of wings
Item 2 of 7James MatthewsArchitectB1847 Additions
Item 3 of 7Mackenzie & MatthewsArchitectural practiceB1847 Additions
Item 4 of 7Thomas MackenzieArchitectB1847 Additions
Item 5 of 7George Washington BrowneArchitectA1904 Alterations
Item 6 of 7John More Dick PeddieArchitectA1904 Alterations
Item 7 of 7Peddie & Washington BrowneArchitectural practiceA1904 Alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Duff, John and Margaret WhartonClients for 1904 alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 3Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Presspp711-2
Item 3 of 3Watson, J & W1868Morayshire described Elginpp113-114

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Aberdeen Journal20 September 1826   
Item 2 of 6Aberdeen Journal1 December 1847   
Item 3 of 6Elgin Courant8 January 1915  Description of house and estate
Item 4 of 6Elgin Courier28 February 1851   
Item 5 of 6Elgin Courier7 March 1851  Tenders
Item 6 of 6Elgin Courier14 March 1851  Tenders

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register15828House
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register15830Lodge
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1900/80/2