The Salisbury School District was established formally in October 1881, and a brick veneer school building operated on the southwest quarter of 20-15-14 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne. It closed in 1967 and henceforth students in the area were transported by bus to Arden Consolidated School No. 341 or Neepawa School No. 126. The former school building remained at the site for some time but has since been replaced by a modern residence building. The school’s name sign, visible in the photo below the chimney, is mounted at the end of the driveway into the site.
Among the teachers of Salisbury School was Mrs. Mildred Kilburn (1957-1962).
Salisbury School (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 43.
The former Salisbury School building with most of its brick veneer missing (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 570.
Site of the former Salisbury School, with the school sign at the end of the driveway for a private residence now standing there (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.29087, W99.37622
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Salisbury School / Salisbury Morse Place School (795 Prince Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg)
One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.
A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.
We thank Paulette Haywood for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 30 May 2020
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