Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 141 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Prairie History No. 1

No. 1

Fundraising Dinner 2020

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Netley School No. 538 (RM of Rockwood)

The Netley School District was established in June 1888 and a one-room log schoolhouse operated on the Oscar Morgan homestead in the Rural Municipality of Rockwood. In 1899, it was decided to build a new structure in a more central location, on the southwest corner of NW31-16-3E. This building burned down in 1926 and students were transported to school in Teulon until 1932 when local residents, feeling their taxes were too high, petitioned Judge R. A. Stacpoole to leave the Teulon School District. Their petition was granted and a new building was constructed and named Stacpoole School.

Among the teachers who worked at Netley School were Mr. J. Hume, Mr. Cooper, H. D. Cumming, and Tony Maksymyk.

Netley School

Netley School (1920s) by H. D. Cumming
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 86.

Site Location (lat/long): N50.43370, W97.17858
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stacpoole School No. 2236 (RM of Rockwood)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Netley Lake School No. 775 (RM of St. Andrews)

Memorable Manitobans: Richard Alexander Stacpoole (1868-1948)


Cummin’s Rural Directory Map for Manitoba published by the Cummins Map Company, 404 Chambers of Commerce, Winnipeg, 1923. [Copies held by Edward M. Ledohowski and Gordon Goldsborough]

Teulon East topographic map, 62I/6 East, Edition 1, 1956, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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.

100 Years of History: Rockwood Municipality by Rockwood Municipality History, 1982.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 October 2018

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Browse lists of:
Museums/Archives | Buildings | Monuments | Cemeteries | Locations | Other

Please note that inclusion in this collection does not mean that a particular site has special status or protection. Some sites are on private property and permission must be secured from the owner prior to visiting.

Site information is provided by the Manitoba Historical Society as a free public service only for non-commercial purposes.

Search Tips | Suggest a Site | FAQ | Acknowledgements

Send inquiries to the MHS Webmaster.

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2020 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.