infobox UK place
shire_district= Cannock Chase
region= West Midlands
constituency_westminster= Cannock Chase
postcode_district = WS11-WS12
Cannock is a town in
Staffordshire, England, just north of the West Midlands conurbation. It sits to the south of Cannock Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is administered as part of the Cannock Chase district.
Cannock lies on the
M6 Toll, A34 and A5 roads, to the north of the Black Country(about convert|11|km|mi) and south of Stafford(about convert|13|km|mi). It is served by a railway station on the Chase Line. Its nearest towns and villages include Hednesford, Cheslyn Hay, Heath Hayes, Rugeley, Norton Canes, Great Wyrley, Cannock Wood, Bridgtown and Burntwood.
Its name comes from the Celtic cnoc, meaning hill. It is first recorded in the unlikely form Chenet in the
Domesday Book, probably due to the information being written down by a Norman scribe with less than perfect knowledge of English.
The town was very small until coal mining increased heavily during the mid to late nineteenth century. The area then continued to grow rapidly with many industries coming to the area because of its proximity to the Black Country and because of its coal reserves. After the Second World War the town's population again increased and has kept on increasing ever since as many new residential developments are built as commuting areas for
Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Walsalland Stafford. Cannock railway stationwas closed in the 1960s as part of the Beeching Axe. It reopened in 1989.
In recent years it has become far more affluent and seen a population and housing increase, such as the new apartments built by the railway station and the ongoing housing development on the Cannock/Heath Hayes boundary. In keeping with the national trend, Cannock's housing is increasingly of a post-fordist era style, although various other periods of architecture are sited around the town, such as Shoal Hill and Wolverhampton Road. The
United Kingdom's second largest populated city, Birmingham, can be commuted to by train in around 40 minutes.
Richard Gosling(Strongest Man in Britain)
Mel Galley(former Whitesnakeguitarist/vocalist)
Glenn Hughes(former Deep Purplebassist/vocalist)
*Robert Lloyd (vocalist in
The Prefectsand The Nightingales)
*Alan Apperley (Guitar player in The Prefects and The Nightingales)
* English Cricket Captain
Kevin Pietersenplayed for Cannock Cricket Club.
Cannock Town Centre now has quite a reputation for nightlife, the town itself is home to many pubs, bars and one nightclub. The nightclub 'Silks' has recently been refurbished and continues its reign as Cannock's only full-time nightclub. Although Silks is strictly a nightclub, other bars such as 'The Forge Bar' and 'Stones' have got a great reputation for holding some of the best nights.
Cannock Hockey Clubis one of the leading field hockeyclubs in Cannock, and supplies England internationals.Fact|date=April 2007
Schools in or around Cannock include
Cannock Chase High School, Kingsmead Technology College, Cardinal Griffin Catholic High School, and Blake High School.
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