Welcome to the Rudloe and environs website.


Here you will find news, articles and photos of an area that straddles the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in north-west Wiltshire.


Contributions in the form of articles or photos are welcome. Even those with completely contrary views to mine!


Thanks to the website builder 1&1 and Rob Brown for the original idea.


Rudloescene now, in January 2014, has a sister, academic rather than anarchic, website about Box history here: http://www.boxpeopleandplaces.co.uk/

It contains thoroughly professional, well-researched articles about Box and its people.


Contact rudloescene through the 'Contact' page.


WSHC - HER? Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - Historical Environment Records. On 16th September 2020, WSHC researcher Jacqui Ramsay set out on a short walk from her home in Corsham to Pickwick. On the face of it, this would appear to be a rather humdrum perambulation, however ...

Jacqui's description of the walk illustrates the wealth of history that surrounds us. Even on this walk which can be no more than a mile or so, she lists a dozen historic sites, information on which may be found through WSHC's HERs! These range from MWI74074 - Second World War Allotments, The Corsham School through MWI76326 - Neolithic Pit to MWI65891 - Guyer's House.


The walk may be found in the WHSC blog 'Lockdown walk with a difference': Jacqui's walk. The HERs that she references may be found here: HER index and may be accessed by, for example, entering the HER number (e.g. MWI65891 for Guyer's House) in the appropriate box.

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