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Originally appearing in Volume V23, Page 788 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ROWLEY REGIS, an urban district in the Kingswinford parliamentary division of Staffordshire, England, on the Stourbridge branch of the Great Western railway, 7 M. W. of Birmingham, Pop. (1901) 34,670. It Iies in a hilly district rich in coal and iron, while a hard basaltic intrusion known as Rowley rag is largely quarried. The town is a modern growth out of a village surrounding the church of St Giles, which dates from the 13th century, though rebuilt in 1840. Iron manufactures are extensive; there are also brick and tile works and breweries.
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WILLIAM ROWLEY (c. 1585-c. 1642)

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