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. The village has won many awards such as a ‘CPRE Community Open Spaces’ award and several ‘EDP Pride in Norfolk’ awards 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, also recognised in various awards, which also offers bed & breakfast. The Church of St. Mary is a focal point in the village opposite the green. There is also a modern surgery, a thriving Primary School and popular Pre-school.
At the heart of the village is the Village Hall which is the centre for many clubs and activities. The Hall has recently undergone a large refurbishment which has further enhanced both the appearance and the facilities. A Social Club and Bar form part of the Village Hall. There is a very active Tennis and Multi-Sports club, along with a bowls club, table tennis, billiards, snooker and much more. Film Nights and Quiz Nights are also held every month. All the activities and contacts can be accessed on the Village Hall page of this website or on their individual pages.
The Primary School caters for children aged from rising five to eleven. The Pre-School caters for children from 2 to 5 years is also on the School site. Other societies in the village include ‘The Massingham Strollers’ who 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 ‘Massingham Strollers’ page (follow Community/Massingham Strollers on the left of this page). Other societies/groups include the Historical Society and The Biodiversity Group. These can all be accessed on their own pages on this website.
A monthly newsletter, “The Mallard”, is published for the residents of Great & Little Massingham containing news, forthcoming events, church services and other useful information such as local business information. Follow the links on the left of this Home Page to access all you need to know about our lovely village, to see what is happening now and all about the village history.
Village News See All
- Tea Shop now open! Come and see….
THE CARTSHED TEA ROOM IS NOW OPEN… We are delighted to be able to announce The Cartshed tearoom opened on 21st August (takeaway initially). We… Read More »
- THE DABBLING DUCK PUB – Has Opened Its Doors
We opened our doors to the public again, after LOCKDOWN, on the 4th July! We are pleased to welcome you all back! Please see our… Read More »
- September Mallard 2020 Copy
We are pleased to report that paper deliveries of the Mallard Parish magazine are again being delivered to everyone’s home in Great Massingham and Little… Read More »
- Biodiversity Project News – September 2020
September…. Biodiversity Project News The meadow faded quite rapidly as August became hotter and attention at the site now turns back to the damper meadow… Read More »
Village Events See All
- Rosemary Jewers is walking for Little Massingham Church
Peddars Way Charity Walk. Please consider supporting Rosemary Jewer’s fundraiser for Little Massingham Church. Rosemary says, “I’m going to walk almost 90 miles to… Read More »
- Bowls is Back!
Bowls is Back! Following the successful re-opening of the Tennis Courts under the guidelines of the Lawn Tennis Association. We are delighted to now be… Read More »
- A Safe Return to Tennis… How the Club has Adapted
A Safe Return to Tennis! Club Adapts During Lockdown Tennis was one of the first sports to benefit from the Government’s easing of lockdown restrictions… Read More »
- Village Hall and Bar are Opening up on September 3rd
The Hall and Bar are beginning a trial opening during September, to see if it is viable. Please read the ‘Frequently Asked Questions & Answers’… Read More »