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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stebbing Cottage / Norfolk Lodge (15 Bay Avenue, Dunnottar)

This residential cottage on Bay Avenue in Dunnottar was built in 1933 by brothers William G. D. Stebbing (1901-1980) and Herbert D. Stebbing (1902-1987), and was probably named Norfolk Lodge after the ancestral home of the Stebbing family in West Dereham, Norfolk County, England. The hip-roof wood-frame structure is original with an unusually high degree of physical integrity. Nearly every feature is original to the building, including its windows, siding, and details. All its unpainted rooms are open to the studs on the walls and ceilings, and the flooring is covered with old linoleum. Varnished fir panelling on half walls separate the bedrooms from the main room. The verandah is screened with shutters that are hooked onto chains.

Stebbing Cottage / Norfolk Lodge

Stebbing Cottage / Norfolk Lodge (November 2018)
Source: George Penner

Stebbing Cottage / Norfolk Lodge

Stebbing Cottage / Norfolk Lodge (June 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.44242, W96.95861
denoted by symbol on the map above


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [William George Denn Stebbing], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 January 1980, page 41.

Obituary [Herbert Dougald Stebbing], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 January 1987, page 41.

Make History: Preserve Manitoba's Past - Special Places, Dunnottar Inventory of Heritage Sites, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport, 2010.

Dunnottar's Significant Heritage Buildings, Heritage Manitoba.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Rose Kuzina and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 July 2022

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