Canklow is a suburb of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England.

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Canklow Road, the main street of the settlement
Canklow is located in South Yorkshire
Location within South Yorkshire
Population1,463 (2001)
OS grid referenceSK425914
• London140 mi (230 km) SSE
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtS60
Dialling code01709
PoliceSouth Yorkshire
FireSouth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°25′01″N 1°21′36″W / 53.417°N 1.360°W / 53.417; -1.360Coordinates: 53°25′01″N 1°21′36″W / 53.417°N 1.360°W / 53.417; -1.360

Canklow is less than 1 mile (1.6 km) south from Rotherham town centre and approximately 4 miles (6 km) north-east from Sheffield city centre. It forms part of the Boston Castle ward for the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham.

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. This was Rotherham Main, or Canklow colliery, opened 1890 and closed in 1954 [2].

In 1981 the census revealed a male unemployment rate for Canklow of 42.1%, only just under four times the national average [3].

From 1983 to 1986 Canklow was one of four areas in South Yorkshire where the Probation Service ran a victim/offender mediation project (one of the first of its kind in the country) [4]. The area at the time suffered high unemployment, a heroin problem and a suicide rate well above the high average [5].

Canklow Woods Primary School provides primary education, and nearby Oakwood Technology College, secondary.

There is one church in Canklow, named The Hub; the church community meets every Sunday in one of two services. Canklow Community Partnership use an office in the church building.

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  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justice system, including case studies of mediation and reparation projects organised by the probation service' Unpublished PhD University of Bradford (1997) Appendix 4 Area Profile of Canklow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. ^ Williams,Clifford (1997) op cit
  5. ^ Yorkshire Post 20 May 1985 'The Heroin Nightmare' identified a house in Warden Street, Canklow as a major source of heroin dealing. In the space of just seven months during 1985 Canklow was the site of three separate suicides (Williams (1997) op cit page 277