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.


14th July 2018 - in the shade of a beech, the view to Kingsdown across a Boxfields field leased by the Bartons of Manor Farm and given over to barley (which may end up in the beer at the Quarrymans)

The view across a former prefab site at Boxfields, now owned by farmer Payne of Colerne which village we see across the valley beyond
View south from Boxfields Road across a blackberry hedge to the woodland surrounding Box Tunnel air shaft number 4
A remnant of a garden at the boundary of the prefab site to the south of Boxfields Road
Convolvulus arvensis (hedge bindweed) is prolific at this time of year - these examples in the Boxfields Road verge
The grass has been effectively dried to hay in this Boxfields Road field, the site of the pitch-roofed prefab estate; Doohan's Wood beyond
14th July 2018 - Bastille Day in White Ennox Lane but the fireworks will be seen tomorrow with France's victory in the World Cup final
In the shadow of a White Ennox Lane beech, the view to Kingsdown across the barley field of the title picture
The view to Chapel Plaister across the Boxfields barley field
Field scabious in the White Ennox Lane verge
The White Ennox Lane verge with one of many whitebeams at right; the view is to Kingsdown
White bryony in the White Ennox Lane verge. This is the only native member of the cucumber family! In winter its strings of green berries turn orange/red and are, like the rest of the plant, highly poisonous.
The White Ennox Lane verge with inter alia hogweed, white bryony, convolvulus, sow thistle and poppy with whitebeams beyond
That barley field again and the view to Kingsdown
The White Ennox Lane verge frames the Boxfields barley field; Chapel Plaister lies beyond
White Ennox Lane and the hay has been cut and baled in the field below the site of the original Box Highlands School
Manor Farm's Kingsmoor Wood (pheasant shooting territory) from White Ennox Lane
White Ennox Lane grasses with whitebeam (hanging at left) and oak (at right) and the view towards Box
Convolvulus arvensis in the White Ennox Lane verge and the view across the hay field to the Box Highlands site
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