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.


View across Rudloe and Hudswell towards Bowden Hill and the Marlborough Downs with the Redcliffe, greenfield development filling the 'strategic gap' contrary to Corsham Town Council's strategic plan, the Wiltshire Council Core Strategy and the North Wiltshire Landscape Character Assessment

View across the By Brook Valley towards Colerne from the brow of Box Hill at Rudloe
In the shade of a horse chestnut at the brow of Box Hill, Rudloe
View north across Maidment's and Stafford's fields from the A4 at Rudloe
View south-west from the A4 towards the Rudloe estates
View south to Rudloe Estate from the A4 on 7th June 2018
View south-east towards Salisbury Plain from the A4 on 7th June 2018
After lying dormant for years, poppies have germinated this year in enormous numbers at Rudloe, Boxfields and Kingsdown. Yet look across the By Brook Valley towards Colerne and Bath and no poppies can be seen.
The top-floor flats of Long Close Avenue have a marvellous view north across the poppy field towards Hartham
View towards Rudloe Firs at the brow of Box Hill; the A4 at right
A small copse to the north of the A4
Dry stone wall and maple border the A4; Rudloe Estate beyond
Poison ivy? No - unsprayed ivy and verge plants, including poppies and mallow, now dead having been sprayed with Nomix Dual (glyphosate) by Wiltshire Council (Ringway) - a worthless, expensive and non-ecological operation
Here we see the complete absence of verge plants thanks to Wiltshire Council and Nomix Dual. Above and beyond the wall we see the new (replacement) barn which has completely blocked the view from some Copenacre houses.
View west from the entrance to what will be (for the present) the last 'green' field to the south of the A4 twixt Corsham and Rudloe
View from the A4 towards Bowden Hill and the Marlborough Downs (both shrouded in mist). The aforementioned 'strategic gap' is being filled by Redcliffe's speculative, greenfield development.
A close-up of the Redcliffe speculative, greenfield development which has made Monsieur Gibbons a rich man and 'us' all the poorer
A wider view towards the Marlborough Downs and that speculative Redcliffe development
A view with the Redcliffe greenfield development at left and Hudswell/Pockeredge woodland at centre-right
Maples, poppies, the A4 and Rudloe Firs (and dry stone walls)
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