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. There is an active sports and social club based in and around the village hall offering tennis, 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 independant 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.


Village News See All

  • We have a new website!

    After several decades of use, our old village website was looking tired and uninspired. With the help of Websmart Design in King’s Lynn, we have… Read More »

  • Numb Bums No More!

    The Village Hall now has new chairs! For a long time bingo players, film goers and others who made lengthy use of the Village Hall… Read More »

Village Events See All

  • 7th Annual Yard Sale on 23rd August 15

    9am to 1pm   £5.00 per pitch which goes to the Church funds

  • Film Club on 20th August 15

    Village Hall, 7pm for 7.30pm start.  £3.50 entry with refreshments provided. “Suite Francaise” Her husband away at war, a lonely Frenchwoman (Michelle Williams) begins a… Read More »

  • Coffee Evening on 30th July 15

    In aid of Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal – 6.30pm Anna at 52 Sunnyside Road

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