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
- Vintage Tractor Road Run – 18th of June
A great meeting in glorious sunshine!
- Biodiversity Project – Saturday 8th July
Biodiversity Project – next working party The next working party will be on Saturday 8th July meeting at the biodiversity site off the Weasenham Road… Read More »
- Mike Tilbury Award – Deborah Reeve
Presentation of Award to Deborah Reeve. On Thursday 25th June Deborah Reeve received the first Mike Tilbury Award in recognition of her contribution to… Read More »
- “The Lovat Scouts”
The Lovat Scouts were a Scottish Highland Mounted Brigade on small Highland Horses, known to be stationed in Hunstanton & may be in Massingham… Read More »
- Massingham Historical Society Meeting Monday 10th July
Massingham Historical Society June Meeting will take place on Monday July 10th 7.30pm to 9pm at Great Massingham Village Hall The bar will be open… Read More »
Village Events See All
- 1st July – JayDoubleYou’s Debut at the Village Hall from 7.30pm
Here we go… Come along and support us a new local band playing songs from the 60’s through to the 00’s!
- Music at Great Massingham July 25th & 26th
MUSIC IN COUNTRY CHURCHES Patron His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales MUSIC AT GREAT MASSINGHAM and to help the Church at Little Massingham… Read More »
- GRASSROOTS MALAWI 24th June
GRASSROOTS MALAWI Stalls On The Green Near the Well, at 9am. Saturday 24th June. Books, Jumble, Brick a Brac, Toys etc. Cancelled if wet. The… Read More »
- NEXT QUIZ NIGHT – 22nd June
NEXT QUIZ NIGHT – 25th May Meet 7pm for 7.30 start, Village Hall Bar Message From Keith As some of you know I am giving… Read More »