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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Penrith School No. 813 (RM of Yellowhead)

The Penrith School District was organized formally in April 1894 and a school building operated at this site, on the southwest quarter of 10-16-21W in what is now the Rural Municipality of Yellowhead, until 1944 when it closed and students from the area went to Strathclair Consolidated School No. 284 or Newdale Consolidated School No. 431. The former school building is no longer present at the site but a stone monument, dedicated at a ceremony on 12 August 1979, commemorates it.

Among the teachers who worked at Penrith School through the years were Margaret Fulton (1942-1943) and Patricia Hepworth (1943-1944).

Penrith School

Penrith School (no date) by W. C. Hartley
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 4.

Penrith School

Penrith School monument (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.35113, W100.29968
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.

Our Story to 1984 by Strathclair Centennial History Committee, 1984, page 119.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 December 2016

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