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Dr. Joe Rock is a consultant historian of Scottish material culture and the pages indexed on the left contain the results of his research. 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.

Catalogue of the Edinburgh Dean of Guild Court architectural plans.

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

Research Pages 2


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.






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A recent picture 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.

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.