Place:Rowley Regis, Staffordshire, England

NameRowley Regis
Alt namesCradley-Heathsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeBorough (municipal)
Coordinates52.48°N 2.06°W
Located inStaffordshire, England     ( - 1966)
Also located inWorcestershire, England     (1966 - 1974)
West Midlands, England     (1974 - )
See alsoWarley, Worcestershire, Englandcounty borough into which it was merged in 1966
Sandwell, West Midlands, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Rowley Regis has been located in Sandwell Metropolitan Borough in the West Midlands, England since 1974. Considered one of the six 'towns' that comprise Sandwell, it encompasses the wards of Blackheath, Cradley Heath and Old Hill, and Rowley Village. At the 2011 UK census, the combined population of Rowley Regis was 50,257.

Prior to 1974 Rowley Regis was in Staffordshire where it was an historical parish and a municipal borough in the Black Country. Rowley Regis is two miles south-east of the town of Dudley.

Historical Governance

Originally in Staffordshire, the Rowley Regis Urban District was formed in 1894 to cover the villages of Rowley, Blackheath, Cradley Heath and Old Hill. The urban district was incorporated into a municipal borough in 1933.

In 1966, the borough of Rowley Regis merged with the boroughs of Oldbury and Smethwick to form the Warley County Borough, and became part of Worcestershire. The Borough of Warley was short-lived. With the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, it was merged into Sandwell Metropolitan Borough in the the newly created county of the West Midlands, England.

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