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

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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
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 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justice system, including case studies of mediation and reparation projects organised by the probation service' Unpublished PhD University of Bradford (1997) Appendix 4 Area Profile of Canklow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