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Historic Sites of Manitoba: South Beresford School No. 172 (Municipality of Souris-Glenwood)

A fieldstone cairn, erected in 1980, marks the former site of South Beresford School, that operated in what is now the Municipality of Souris-Glenwood from May 1884 to January 1967. Known originally as Beresford School, it was renamed South Beresford in February 1953. When the school district was dissolved, remaining students went to Souris Consolidated School No. 2388. The one-room, wood frame school building was moved to another site (N49.67017 W100.18758) where it was used as a granary.

South Beresford School

South Beresford School (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 61.

South Beresford School commemorative monument

South Beresford School commemorative monument (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former South Beresford School building at N49.67017 W100.18758

The former South Beresford School building at N49.67017 W100.18758 (May 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.68002, W100.18935
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Beresford Village School No. 1130 (Beresford, RM of Whitehead)


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: 29 January 2021

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