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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Royston School No. 2049 (RM of Riding Mountain West)

The Royston School District was organized formally in April 1920, named for the area of England from which some local settlers had emigrated. A school building operated on the northeast quarter of 26-22-29 west of the Principal Meridian, on land once known as the “Burroughs old homestead,” in what is now the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West. The school closed permanently in 1965 and remaining students went to Inglis Consolidated School No. 2458. The building is no longer present at the site but a monument commemorates it.

Royston School

Royston School (no date) by H. L. Albright
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 84.

Royston School

Royston School (no date)
Source: Royston School Monument.

Royston School commemorative monument

Royston School commemorative monument (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.93042, W101.39271
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“Asessippi pioneer dies in hospital,” Russell Banner, 4 December 1947, page 3.

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.

We thank Donald Burroughs for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 September 2018

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