West Midlands town Rowley Regis near Dudley on Rowley Hill is spread across eight local areas, including the main hubs of Rowley Village and Blackheath. The town grew from a small village centred around the life of the parish church of St Giles, but saw most significant development in the 1920s and 30s, when it developed into a small town. An earlier version of the church was burnt down in 1913 by Suffragettes. Places to visit include the current St Giles church; and Cobb's Engine House at Warrens Hall a local nature reserve reached via a canal towpath. The area is known for the local Rowley Rag Stone, and the actress Josie Lawrence was educated at the Rowley Regis Grammar School.