From Wikishire
Jump to: navigation, search
West Riding
Canklow Road near Robinson Street - - 799479.jpg
Canklow Road, the main street of the settlement
Grid reference: SK425914
Location: 53°25’1"N, 1°21’36"W
Population: 1,463  (2001)
Post town: Rotherham
Postcode: S60
Dialling code: 01709
Local Government
Council: Rotherham

Canklow is a village which has become a suburb of Rotherham in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It is less than a mile south of Rotherham town centre and approximately four miles north-east of Sheffield city centre.


Canklow was created as a post Second World War council housing area.[1] At the southern end of the estate there was once a coal mine, Rotherham Main Colliery. The mine opened in 1890 and closed in 1954.[2]

As in many former coal mining villages, Canklow has suffered. In 1981 the census revealed a male unemployment rate for Canklow of 42.1%, just under four times the national average.[3] The area at the time suffered high unemployment, a heroin problem and a suicide rate well above the high average[4]

Outside links


  1. Williams,Clifford (1997) 'Offenders and Victims of Crime;Mediation and reparation in the criminal justice system, including case studies of mediation and reparation projects organised by the probation service' Unpublished PhD University of Bradford (1997) Appendix 4 Area Profile of Canklow
  2. Williams (1997) op cit
  3. Williams (1997) op cit
  4. Yorkshire Post 20 May 1985 'The Heroin Nightmare' (Williams (1997) op cit page 277