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. There is an active sports and social club based in and around the village hall offering tennis, 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 independant 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.


Village News See All

  • Celebration Time

    We would like to hear from anyone born before the 1st of September 1939 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. It… Read More »

  • Church News – September

    Church Cleaning Saturday mornings except the 12th Norfolk Churches Trust – Saturday 12th sponsored Bike Ride.  Half of the money raised goes to our own… Read More »

  • Youth Club Stars

    Buckets and sponges were to the fore on a hot and humid Tuesday evening, when twenty members of the Youth Club spend their meeting cleaning… Read More »


    Please support the School Rag Bag Recycling Bank which has been organised by the School PFA.  The Bank has been placed outside the school by… Read More »

Village Events See All

  • Film Club – November on 19th November 15

    Village Hall, 7pm for 7.30pm start.  £3.50 entry with refreshments provided. Mr. Holmes – An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and… Read More »

  • Film Club – October on 15th October 15

    Village Hall, 7pm for 7.30pm start.  £3.50 entry with refreshments provided. Marshland, directed by Alberto Rodríguez Librero, sends a pair of mismatched Spanish cops on… Read More »

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