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.


This walk, on 19th October 2020, was to Corsham via Pockeredge Drive. The title picture shows reeds and poplars adjacent to the lower Pockeredge Lake.

The beech at the entrance to Rudloe Estate with, in the background, a GreenSquare contractor with a useless, noisy, unnecessary leaf blower
Miscanthus adjacent to the Rudloe-Hudswell byway with Park Lane trees beyond (with Redcliffe barriers for the Park Place development)
The maple avenue at Hudswell 'Common'
Maple in the foreground here but this avenue at Hudswell 'Common' is mainly of poplars
These 'platforms' at Hudswell 'Common' have designations TPS62 and TPS63 (the blue plaques). Local mine expert David Pollard knew nothing of them; they may have been platforms for the old Pound Mead-Hudswell tramway (see map below). **
An 1898 National Library of Scotland map showing the Pound Mead (at Potley Bridge) - Hudswell tramway

** From Julian Carosi's Corsham Revealed Three (p 116) we find that these are the caps of two former lift shafts

Maples at Hudswell 'Common' on 19th October 2020
Beneath a maple canopy at Hudswell 'Common'
Autumn in Hudswell Lane (19th October 2020)
Pockeredge Drive is quiet on this Monday afternoon
This is modern community policing. These officers had been nestled at the end of Pockeredge Drive effectively hidden away from people.
The Pockeredge Drive verge
Lovely (?) red apples going to waste in the embankment between the railway and Pound Mead
These maples in Beechfield Road are 'well gone' - autumn seems to have come earlier this year
May be genetics (ref last picture) as this maple in Newlands Road still has its leaves
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