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History of Rudyard
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23rd January 201516th October 2016

History of Rudyard

Before the Reservoir The village of Rudyard as we know it today is largely the result of the creation, at the end of the 18th century, of a reservoir in the valley drained by the Dunsmore Brook, to supply the Caldon Canal.  Before this time Rodehyerd, or Rudierd as it was known, consisted of scattered...