Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cork Cliff School No. 1509 (RM of Mossey River)

The Cork Cliff School District was organized formally in May 1909 and a school building was erected at this site in the Rural Municipality of Mossey River. The present building dates from 1926. In 1967, the district joined the Duck Mountain School Division. As of 2012, the building was still standing at the site, along with its teacherage, which was constructed of logs covered with lap-board siding.

Cork Cliff School

Cork Cliff School (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 130.

The former Cork Cliff School building

The former Cork Cliff School building (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of the former Cork Cliff School building

Interior of the former Cork Cliff School building (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Cork Cliff School teacherage

The former Cork Cliff School teacherage (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.59431, W99.88075
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historical Tour: Cork Cliff District: The Shaping of a Community by Shelly Slobodzian
Manitoba History, Number 37, Spring/Summer 1999

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mossey River Schools Monument (Fork River, RM of Mossey River)


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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 February 2021

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