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.


The North Wessex, or Marlborough, Downs from the A4 close to Copenacre on 2nd February 2019. The Cherhill White Horse (ho ho) and Lansdowne Monument can clearly be seen in this view.

The By Brook Valley from the brow of Box Hill on 2nd February 2019 showing the Bannerdown escarpment with Lansdown beyond. The far distance is a bit of a mystery - it appears to be a plateau to the south-east of Bristol.
Another view down the By Brook Valley, this time shifted to the south and showing the Bathampton Down escarpment. In the middle distance may be Kelston Round Hill with that mysterious Bristol plateau beyond.
The Village on the Hill, Colerne, from the brow of Box Hill on 2nd February 2019. Maidment's Folly Farm can be seen at left.
A closer view of the Village on the Hill
A closer view of the fields and field boundaries in the valley
Rudloe Firs, at the brow of Box Hill, on 2nd February 2019
Another view of Rudloe Firs on 2nd February 2019
The flats of Long Close Avenue with Salisbury Plain, in the area of Penning Down and Great Fore Down, beyond on 2nd February 2019
A zoomed view, beyond Rudloe Estate and across the Clay Vale, towards the area of Salisbury Plain above Market Lavington
One of the 'important views' from the A4 at Rudloe Firs, according to the Wiltshire Landscape Character Assessment of 2004, towards Bowden Hill (at left) and the western escarpment of the North Wessex Downs AONB - 2nd February 2019
A zoomed view, across the proscribed (according to Corsham Town Council, Wiltshire Core Strategy and the Wiltshire Landscape Character Assessment) new Redcliffe estate to the western escarpment of the Marlborough Downs
Another zoomed view, shifted south, showing the south-western escarpment of the Marlborough Downs above Devizes
Another 'important view' from the A4 at Rudloe to the Marlborough Downs (now also known as the North Wessex Downs AONB) at Cherhill ruined by insensitively-placed street lights
Now here's another 'important view' (see above) of a timeless landscape which will be blocked by a 7.5-metre-high steel-clad building from Bath ASU's (Chris Watt of Wellow) planning applications 13/05724/OUT and 17/07028/REM
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