Historic Sites of Manitoba: Swaffham School No. 347 (Municipality of Grassland)

The Swaffham School District was established in November 1884 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SE20-6-22W in what is now the Municipality of Grassland. The school closed permanently in 1934 but the building sat unused at the site until the mid-1970s when it was torn down. The district was dissolved in 1960 and its catchment area became part of the Hartney Consolidated School District and later the Souris Valley School Division.

Among the teachers of Swaffham School were Mr. Boyd (1886), A. E. Hetherington (1886), Miss Hattie (1887), Miss Maggie Moffat (1888), H. S. Sanderson (1889), Miss Myrtle Webster (1911), and Miss Hannah Robinson (1934).

Swaffham School

Swaffham School (no date) by George Hunter
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 34.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.49592, W100.39904
denoted by symbol on the map above


Elgin West topographic map, 62F/08 West, Edition 1, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

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 Century of Living: Hartney, 1882-1982 by Hartney and District Historical Committee, 1982. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.H37 Cen]

We thank Robin Carter for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 July 2019

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