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 Great Village Clean-up 2018!
Saturday 24th March is the date for our annual spring clean of the village. Litter-pickers, hi-viz jackets and some gloves will be provided but volunteers should also come with… Read More »
- Pet Photo Competition
RAISING MONEY FOR THE PACT ANIMAL SANCTUARY (Norfolk & Suffolk) & Prostate Cancer 23 Classes that include dog, cat & other animal sections £1 per entry – Medal & Rosette to… Read More »
- Special Music Event in the Church Saturday 17th March
Gill and Dave Davies, from West Heath Barns, have a daughter who is a member of the group ‘Omnia’ (see below). The group have kindly agreed… Read More »
- GRASSROOTS MALAWI -Saturday 21st April
Stalls on the Green for Grassroots Malawi, begin again on Saturday 21st April. Looking forward to seeing all our customers, old and new. Cancelled if wet. Jenny Borley
Village Events See All
- 2018 Quiz Night Dates
At the Village Hall Bar from 7.30 Great prizes and lots of fun – come along and join us – 2018 dates: 25th Jan 22nd… Read More »
- West Norfolk Folk Live Shows – March
Village Hall Bar 7-10pm, free entry 11 March Eric Wedge and The Steve Barwood Singers 18 March Revival and The Cruisers www.westnorfolkradio.co.uk
- GREAT MASSINGHAM CRAFT AND CHAT GROUP – 5th and 19th March
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 »
- Film Club – 15th March 2018 – The Death of Stalin
On the night of March 2nd 1953 Joseph Stalin, the “Father of the People,” who reigned in absolute power over Russia, suffered a stroke that would prove fatal.… Read More »
- Parish Council March 2018 Meeting
Please note that the February Meeting will be held on Monday the 19th of March at the Village Hall from 7.30pm