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.
Walks in the Time of Covid ... just about. It's the 22nd June 2020 in Leafy Lane Wood and this Bath asparagus is in full bloom while others are just 'going over' (see pictures in gallery below). On the Leafy Lane flora/fauna page here: https://www.rudloescene.co.uk/localities/rudloe/leafy-lane-flora-fauna/ you may find more detail of this scarce plant including "This very restricted distribution, exacerbated by its large seeds which make dispersal difficult, has led to Bath asparagus being recognised as a nationally scarce species in the UK and also protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981)"
Through a Land Registry enquiry, we find that the land (to the west of Spring Lane) shown in the 'fly-tip' photograph above is owned by Patrick Quinn Wyles and Alan Keith Wyles of Wingfield. Perhaps this is debris from the shamelessly inappropriate (for a Cotswold hamlet) new-build at the corner of Westwells and Spring Lane (or perhaps it is a fly-tip?). Just an aside but in the Charges Register of the Land Registry documents, the following transaction (from 1958) was found: ' ...between the said William Fleetwood Fuller George Edward Hunter Fell and Arthur Hugh Brabazon Talbot-Ponsonby of the one part and the said County Council of the other part'.
Incredibly, after receiving almost five million quid for the farmland (see many articles and photos elsewhere) which has become the Dickens Gate development, the Paynes of Park Farm, Colerne continue their sordid, avaricious behaviour through an application to surround the old barn on the Bradford Road with two pairs of semi-detached houses. There is much misinformation (or perhaps disinformation) in the application which will be revealed in a (my) representation to Wiltshire Council planners. Let's look at just one of their 'misrepresentations' here ... through their agent, they say that the verge here and the trees and hedgerow thereon are theirs and so they propose to remove the trees in order to improve sightlines to/from the proposed entrance. I suppose this is typical of such people ... the more they get (five million quid) the more they want, so they propose a 'land grab' hoping that no one will notice. Well someone has noticed ... that verge is not theirs, it is part of the extensive property portfolio in the Corsham area of Defence Estates. To use the vernacular ... what a bloody nerve these people have.