Dr. Joe Rock is a consultant historian of Scottish material culture and the pages indexed on the left contain the results of his research. Further material can be found on Research Pages 2. Most of this material is un-published but some is re-published here, with revisions. 

For other sites by the author see:

Hugh William "Grecian" Williams [1773-1829] - subject of my Ph.D.

Richard Cooper senior [1701-1764], a London born stationer who settled in Edinburgh and made a significant contribution to Scottish culture.

Newhailes, New Research, a site devoted to exploring the history of Newhailes house, Musselburgh, Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Dean of Guild Court, a catalogue of the architectural plans.

Part I: 1770 to 1800  now fully complete

Part II: 1801-1825  lots of material but still under construction.

Historical Timelines covering a number of Scottish houses and public buildings.

Research Pages 2 when I ran out of space here!

If you would like assistance with historical research in Scotland, please contact: joe.rock48@googlemail.com

Inquiries from the architectural profession always welcome.

Just a few of my best photographs:

Bus Stop Series 1 (Princes Street Edinburgh 1979)

Swing (Perth, Western Australia 1980)

William Street 1 (Perth, Western Australia 1980)

Bus Stop series 2 (Bread Street, Edinburgh 1980)

Silent Reflection (Goldberg's, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh)

Saloon, House of Dun photographed for Country Life magazine, 1980.

Monastery Church of St Shenouda, Sohag, Lower Nile.

For other photography by me see: National Galleries of Scotland and Edinphoto.

For photographs taken by me and my partner, Andrew K. Sutherland, of the ceiling of the Capella Palatina in Palermo see here

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With fellow members of the Botanical Cottage Working Group. From left: Jane Corrie, Eileen Dickie, Joe Rock, James Simpson OBE, Clare Sorensen, Andrew Johnson and Jenny Sharp. See also my Timeline for the Botanical Cottage itself.

Me at work, photographing the interior of the Church of St Shenouda, 
at Sohag, Lower Nile, December 2006. Photo by Michael Burgoyne.
For Further information see: Yale University, The White Monastery Project.

Me (centre) with David Gye and Robert Hillenbrand (right), back at base in Merv, 10.30pm after a 5am start. Photographing architecture in Turkmenistan. 

William Street 2 (Perth, Western Australia 1980)

Bus Stop series 3 (Bread Street, Edinburgh 1979)

Drum Castle

Leith Links 2am

Roman Courtyard

Monastery Church of St Shenouda, Lower Nile - rooftop.