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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Endcliffe School No. 1500 (RM of Riding Mountain West)

The Endcliffe School District was organized formally in April 1909, named for the home of local settler Bill Pagan in Yorkshire, England. A school building operated on the southwest quarter of 1-22-29 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West. The original building was replaced before the school closed permanently in 1968. The building stands vacant at the site along with a commemorative monument beside it.

Among the teachers of Endcliffe School was Margaret Annie Witty (1950-?).

The original Endcliffe School

The original Endcliffe School (no date) by H. L. Albright
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 129.

Former Endcliffe School building and commemorative sign

Former Endcliffe School building and commemorative sign (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Former Endcliffe School building

Former Endcliffe School building (June 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.86103, W101.39188
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: 12 February 2021

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