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, table tennis, billiards, 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
- WATCH OUT FOR SCAMMERS from Norfolk Police
Norfolk Police are urging you to be vigilant against a scam that has been reported in the area. The scam itself can take many forms… Read More »
- Local Area Christmas Holiday Activities
Lots of ideas for the Christmas holidays – just click on the following: Christmas Activities 2018 (2)
- Just a reminder from the NHS in Norfolk about how to help us help you this winter.
#HelpUsHelpYou. Just a reminder from the NHS in Norfolk and Waveney about how to help us help you this winter. All of us should be… Read More »
- Christmas Lights – 15th December
The new Christmas lights will be turned on at 6pm on Saturday the 15th of December by the well, next to the Dabbling Duck. Carols… Read More »
Village Events See All
- West Norfolk Folk Live Shows – DECEMBER
Village Hall Bar 7-10pm, free entry 9 Dec Steve Bonham (Vagabond Philosopher) & Chris Fox (Cambridgeshire) 16 Dec Terence Blacker & Cam bridge &… Read More »
- GREAT MASSINGHAM CRAFT AND CHAT GROUP
The Craft & Chat Group was started in October 2015 by Sue and Maxine, both keen crafters interested in sharing this love with anyone else… Read More »