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
- Holkham Pines to Gun Hill & back, Sunday 16th September, 10:30 – 14:00, Holkham National Nature Reserve, Lady Anne’s Drive, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1RG.
General natural history including migrant birds, with Andy Bloomfield: see some of the rich wildlife featured in Andy’s Holkham NNR talk to the Society in… Read More »
- Tesco – Bags of Help
Bags of Help We have been picked as one of the charities for the two-month slot September and October… Read More »
- ***URGENT*** FROM 27TH JULY 2018 NO FISHING ALLOWED
DUE TO LOW WATER LEVELS, NO FISHING IS ALLOWED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE THANK YOU
- Biodiversity October Meeting
The next working party will meet on Saturday 6th October from 10 am. If you are interested in helping us maintain and improve the biodiversity on the Weasenham… Read More »
- TREFOIL GUILD – Flukes Ukelele Band – 13th September
The Trefoil guild meets the second Thursday of each month, at 7 pm, at the Village Hall. Come and listen to Flukes Ukulele Band, at… Read More »
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 –
Village Hall Bar 7-10pm, free entry 16 Sept David Barwood & Bruther Will. 23 Sept Gin City & David Black. www.westnorfolkradio.co.uk
- 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 »
- Film Night at Great Massingham – 20th September 2018 – Journey’s End
March 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches of northern France, led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope (Claflin). With a German… Read More »
- Parish Council 17th September 2018 Meeting
Please note that the September Meeting will be held on Monday the 17th of August at the Village Hall from 7.30pm