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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Path Head School No. 675 (Municipality of North Norfolk)

The Path Head School District was established formally in February 1891, at SW21-12-10W in what is now the Municipality of North Norfolk. A one-room school building was erected on two acres of land donated by local farmer Robert Lamb, who named the school after the area where he was born, at the Path Head (“Peth Heid” in the local vernacular) of Wilton (now part of the town of Hawick) in Roxburghshire, Scotland.

In 1955, the original building was sold to a Mr. Brown of MacGregor and a new building opened in December of that year. With school consolidation in the 1960s, Path Head School closed in January 1965 and its students henceforth attended MacGregor Consolidated School No. 2434. The building was moved to MacGregor later that year. A monument was erected at the site during a ceremony in 1987.

Path Head School

Path Head School (1912)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Trails Old and New, page 71.

Path Head School commemorative monument

Path Head School commemorative monument (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.01956, W98.78860
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

Through Fields and Dreams: A History of the Rural Municipality of North Norfolk and MacGregor by The History Book Committee of the North Norfolk-MacGregor Archives, 1998, page 1131.

We thank Douglas Scott for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 February 2021

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