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Historic Sites of Manitoba: South Rossendale School No. 1441 (Municipality of Norfolk Treherne)

Formally established in October 1907 in what is now the Municipality of South Norfolk Treherne, a brick building for South Rossendale School opened in 1908, replacing a log school that had operated in the vicinity since the 1890s. Situated on the southeast corner of 33-9-9 west of the Principal Meridian, it served the educational needs of the local area until 1964 when it closed and students transferred to Rossendale Consolidated School No. 2419. Now situated in a cattle pasture on private land, the school building was, at one time, used as a granary although it shows signs of structural deterioration.

Among the teachers of South Rossendale School were Lee Tomchuk, Edgar K. Marshall, and Edith May Good (1930s).

South Rossendale School

South Rossendale School (no date) by G. H. Robertson
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 118.

South Rossendale School

The former South Rossendale School building (September 2008)
Source: Jordan Sawatzky

South Rossendale School

The former South Rossendale School building, later used as a granary (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

South Rossendale School

The former South Rossendale School building (2016)
Source: Desiree Rolfe

Site Location (lat/long): N49.78336, W98.62033
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rossendale Consolidated School No. 2419 (Rossendale, Municipality of North Norfolk)


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.

Through Fields and Dreams: A History of the Rural Municipality of North Norfolk and MacGregor by The History Book Committee of the North Norfolk-MacGregor Archives, 1998, page 1154.

We thank Millie Stuckert, Sandra Garvie, Desiree Rolfe, and Jordan Sawatzky for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 April 2017

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