nichepoetryandprose

poetry and prose about place

two old schools in Carleton County, New Brunswick

with 2 comments


On our way home from Victoria County last weekend, we took the rural road from Hartland through Millville. We found two old one room schools along the way.

~

carlisle area schools

The location of two old schools in Carleton County. (Map Source: New Brunswick Atlas, Second Edition, 1998)

~

IMG_4686

The first of these was in Lower Windsor, Carleton County (once called Windsor Settlement).

in 1898 Lower Windsor was a settlement with a post office and a population of 100

to the north was Windsor, settled about 1840: PO 1864-1945: in 1866 Windsor was a farming settlement with approximately 50 resident families: in 1871 it had a population of 200: in 1904 Windsor had 1 post office, 1 store, 1 church and a population of 200.

Source: Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

~

When I got out of the truck to take some photos, I was overwhelmed by the smell of licorice. The source was Wild Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.), probably planted at the site (now used as a cottage).

~

IMG_4706

Carlisle School, Carleton County 2016

~

The next school was in Carlisle, Carleton County.

first called Northville Settlement: renamed Carlisle with creation of the post office: PO 1877-1924: in 1898 Carlisle was a settlement with 1 sawmill, 1 grist mill, 1 church and a population of 300.

Source: Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

~

The door of this old school was open to the elements.

~

Although I intend to focus my ‘old schools’ writing project in Kings, Queens, Sunbury and York Counties, I am delighted to have found these old schools in Carleton County!

~

The distance between these two old schools was 4.5 kilometres. Not far unless you are a young child on a snowy day!

~

Copyright Jane Tims 2016

Written by jane tims

July 25, 2016 at 7:00 am

2 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Another worthwhile post, Jane. These really are “one-room schools”.

    Like

    rogermoorepoet

    July 25, 2016 at 9:31 am

    • Driving about, it is quite satisfying to find one of these schools. They show up at fairly regular intervals and when the older homes signify where a community once stood, we often see a school.

      Liked by 1 person

      jane tims

      July 25, 2016 at 9:44 am


I'd love to hear what you think...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: