A Beautiful Village
Great Massingham is one of Norfolk’s most attractive villages located approximately 40 miles west of Norwich and 13 miles to the east of King’s Lynn, having one of the most impressive greens in the county. Several large ponds dominate the village, some of which have their origins as the fish ponds for an 11th century Augustinian Abbey. In 2009 the village won a CPRE Community Open Spaces award and in both 2009 & 2010 an ‘EDP Pride in Norfolk’ award for villages with a population under 1000. Its origins are thought to go back to the 5th century, but today it is still a thriving community with a village shop and post office, several small businesses, and a well patronised pub and restaurant which also offers bed & breakfast. The Church of St. Mary is a focal point in the village opposite the green and there is also a modern surgery.
At the heart of the village is the Village Hall which offers Keep Fit, Bingo, Baby & Toddler Group on a weekly basis. There is also the Social Club and Bar at the Village Hall. The Tennis and Multi-Sports club, along with the Film club, are based in and around the village hall which offers bowls, football, table tennis, badminton, snooker, etc.
A village primary school caters for children up to the age of eleven with toddlers from 2 – 5 years old having their own independent playgroup and pre-school. A walking group, The Massingham Strollers arrange regular Sunday morning rambles around the many footpaths in the area. Many of the walks are published as a single page guide with map and route details and may be downloaded by visiting “The Community” and following the link.
A monthly newsletter, “The Mallard”, is published for the residents of Great & Little Massingham containing news, forthcoming events, church services, local business information etc. Follow the links on the left of the page to learn more about our history and to see what goes on in the village today.
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Village News See All
- THE MIKE TILBURY AWARD.
The Mike Tilbury Award for service to the Great Massingham community was established by the Parish Council in memory of the late Mike Tilbury who… Read More »
- Help the Hedgehogs
We all love hedgehogs “the gardener’s friend”. However, like so much of our native wildlife that was once so common, hedgehogs are now in serious… Read More »
- Happy 100th Birthday to Mrs Flower
Miriam Flower, one of our long established residents, celebrated this special birthday on February 1st and many from the village joined in to make… Read More »
- Allotment News
We now have a few smaller plots available – please contact Gill Goold on 07508 242223 The AGM will take place on the 15th of… Read More »
Village Events See All
- The Great Village Clean Up – 18th March
Saturday 18th March is our annual spring clean of the village. We will be meeting at 10.00am by the Well. Litter pickers, Hi… Read More »
- Back to the 80’s Disco – 1st April
Dig out those leg warmers and 80’s gear! Come along and have a fab time from 8pm to late in the Village Hall. Tickets £3.00… Read More »
- Coffee Evening in aid of the Little Princess Trust – 19th April
Linda Brown is looking for sponsors in aid of The Little Princess Trust, for when she has her hair cut off to make a wig… Read More »
- Church Spring Fair – 18th March
Saturday 18th March from 11am to 2pm in the Village Hall. Raffle, Cakes, Local Produce, Refreshments and much more. Come along and join in the… Read More »