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
- Trefoil Guild Coffee Evening 11th May
The Trefoil Guild will be holding their annual Coffee Evening on Thursday the 11th of May at 7pm. Entrance fee is £1.50 which includes coffee,… 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 »
- Priority Services Register
Do you or someone you know need support during power cuts? Our services are free to customers who need this vital additional support. Contact UK… Read More »
- Your Village Youth Club Needs You!
Adult volunteers for the Youth Club are urgently needed. We meet on Tuesdays, term time only, from 6.45 to 9.15pm at the Village Hall and… Read More »
Village Events See All
- Biodiversity Group – next working party Saturday 10th of May
The next working party will be on Saturday 10th May at the biodiversity site from about 10 am with a break for tea/coffee and biscuits… Read More »
- Coffee Evening in aid of the Little Princess Trust – 19th April
A COFFEE EVENING NOT TO BE MISSED! Great Massingham Village Hall, Wednesday 19th April, from 6.30pm to 9pm Linda Brown is having a sponsored ‘head… Read More »
- Are You Interested in Gardening?
Would You like to Volunteer? SCHOOL GARDEN CLUB For many years our village Primary School children have enjoyed their time in the school garden, growing… Read More »
- Quiz Nights – 27th April
Hello Quizzers Our next Quiz is this coming Thursday 27th April followed by quizzes on 25th May and 22nd June and then a two month… Read More »