Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cornwall School No. 1129 (RM of Springfield)

The Cornwall School District was organized formally in April 1901 and a school building was erected on the northeast quarter of 18-11-5 east of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Springfield. The original building was replaced in 1941 and, after the school closed around 1964, it was renovated into a private residence. That building is not longer present at the site, having been replaced by a modern home.

The original Cornwall School

The original Cornwall School (no date) by R. Goulet
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 63.

The second Cornwall School

The second Cornwall School (1941)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 63.

The former Cornwall School building

The former Cornwall School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1272.

Site of the former Cornwall School

Site of the former Cornwall School (March 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.92972, W96.88844
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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 February 2021

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