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.


Walk in the Time of Covid P or Mr Rudloe meets Mr Corsham (and Graham) on 5th September 2020. Unfortunately, the two Corshamites didn't bring their passports so had to be turned back. 

Tufted hair grass (Deschampsia caespitosa) in the Leafy Lane verge outside the Rudloe Arms
The compulsory picture of the By Brook Valley from the brow of Box Hill - 5th September 2020
Young maples at Rudloe Firs
Trying to find evidence of the 19th-century, Brewer family home within the Wessex Water, Rudloe Tanks compound at Rudloe Firs. This reverse L-shaped, bare patch looks like it might have foundations beneath?
The large, Rudloe Tanks compound is at right. The small, square compound in centre-picture protects Brewer's Yard mine workings
An indication of the size on the Rudloe Tanks structure and compound which is protected not only by the steel fence but by an inner electric fence
The view from Rudloe Firs to Seven Acre Quarry Wood across the site of the proposed (by the Johnson Group on land owned by the Staffords) new Hartham Quarry slope shaft and associated surface buildings
"Views from the A4 are important and clear separation between settlements needs to be maintained eg between Corsham and Rudloe" - The North Wiltshire Landscape Character Assessment (2004)
Three old stagers on the A4 above Copenacre: Guiliano Carosi (aka Julian, Goose or Mr Corsham), Graham Peaple and a MkII Jag
Another aspect of that 'important view' blighted by the Redcliffe, Park Place development. Oliver's Camp at Roundway Down on the south-western edge of the Marlborough Downs (with Pewsey Vale beyond) lies distant.
The north-eastern corner of the Copenacre development - 5th September 2020
Guyers Lane remains rural at the moment, awaiting the outcome of the Planning Inquiry into the outrageous Gladman development proposal (150 homes and commercial buildings/car park) for the field beyond the wall
'The field' subject of the development proposal from the mercenary Gladman organisation. Three walkers may be seen beyond the landmark trees.
The Hare & Hounds - a shadow of its former self
The sign is still there but the Two Pigs is no more - 250-years of pub life consigned to history on our watch (a sign of the times)
In the alleyway twixt Pickwick Road and Priory Street, an earless cat with one eye (white cats typically suffer from cancer of the ears)
The long-gone Duke of Cumberland in Priory Street. A good friend, Sheralyn (who died in 2015), was the landlady here back in the 60s/70s era. We (HM and myself) were 'regulars' when we lived in Priory Street in the early 70s.
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