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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Clearview School No. 842 (Municipality of Gilbert Plains)

The Clearview School District was organized formally in January 1895 and a 18 by 24-foot log schoolhouse was erected at SW7-26-21W in what is now the Municipality of Gilbert Plains. In 1910, it was replaced by a wood frame structure. A third school building was constructed in 1944. The school closed in 1966 and the district was dissolved the next year. Its remaining students went to Brickburn Consolidated School No. 998 in Gilbert Plains. The former school building was used for a time as a granary and was still present at the site in 2006 but was gone by 2013. It is commemorated by a fieldstone monument unveiled at a school reunion in July 1991.

Clearview School

Clearview School (no date) by H. L. Albright
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 9.

The former Clearview School building

The former Clearview School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 429.

The former Clearview School building

The former Clearview School building (July 2006)
Source: Ed Arndt

Clearview School commemorative monument

Clearview School commemorative monument (July 2013)
Source: Alan Mason

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.23257, W100.39175
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

Country Schools of Gilbert Plains by Barry Randell, 2006.

We thank Ed Arndt for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Alan Mason and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 December 2020

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