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.

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Ambles around Rudloe in mid-October 2020 constitute 'Walks in the Time of Covid S'. The title picture is of the horse chestnut in Bradford Road, one of the six of twenty-six trees remaining from those given preservation orders (TPOs) at the time of construction of the Springfield Close estate. Compare this view and the 7.5-metre-high, steel-clad monstrosity of the supposed Corsham Science Park building with the turn-of-the-century view in the title picture of the Localities, Rudloe page here: Rudloe title picture.

The 'top end' of ex-RAF Rudloe Manor No. 2 Site in Westwells Road on 14th October with old man's beard and mulberry in the fence-line and an alder in the grounds
Dandelion and nettle bouquet on the 'high footpath' twixt Springfield Close and the Bradford Road. Strange how road-mending companies have adulterated the words 'footpath' and 'pathway' into 'footway' in their warning signs.
The compulsory picture of the By Brook Valley from the brow of Box Hill (outside the Rudloe Arms) - this on 17th October 2020
The brow of Box Hill showing the Rudloe Firs entrance to the now approved (by Wiltshire Council) development proposal from the Johnston Quarry Group for surface works and a slope shaft for Hartham Quarry
A McDonald's takeaway (throwaway) bag ejected at the brow of Box Hill, a distance of 1 McDonald from the Chippenham franchise
"Views from the A4 at Rudloe are important"; "... clear separation between settlements needs to be maintained e.g. between Corsham and Rudloe" - The Wiltshire Landscape Character Assessment (2004)
"Views from the A4 at Rudloe are important"; "... clear separation between settlements needs to be maintained e.g. between Corsham and Rudloe" but here we see the Redcliffe western extension of Corsham at left and Rudloe at right
The view to Salisbury Plain from the A4 at Rudloe across the Neston/Moor Green/Greenhill triangle and the Clay Vale
"Views from the A4 at Rudloe are important" - the timeless view across Bowden Hill to the western escarpment of the Marlborough Downs at Roundway Down (Oliver's Camp) is blighted by the Redcliffe, Park Place, development
"Views from the A4 at Rudloe are important" (Wiltshire Landscape Character Assessment (2004)) - the view across the Clay Vale to Salisbury Plain is now blighted by the Redcliffe, Park Place, development
The magnificent maple at the brow of Box Hill, Rudloe Firs at right - 17th October 2020
The coppiced limes at the northern end of Leafy Lane; the By Brook Valley beyond
Autumn draws on in Leafy Lane - 17th October 2020
Box and the view to Doctor's Hill at Kingsdown from Quarry Hill
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