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
- Christmas Market Saturday 9th December
The Church will be holding a Christmas Market in the Village Hall on Saturday the 9th of December. Do you have any craft work or… Read More »
- QUIZ NIGHT IS BACK – 26th October
Just a quick reminder that Thursday the 26th October is our next Quiz Night. Meet 7 for 7.30 start in the Village Hall Bar. £1 entry fee… Read More »
- GREAT MASSINGHAM CRAFT AND CHAT GROUP – Next Meeting 23rd October
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 »
Village Events See All
- Parish Council October Meeting
Please note that the October Meeting will be held on Monday the 16th of October at the Village Hall from 7.30pm
- Yoga with a Chair
FLEXIBILITY BALANCE POWER STILLNESS DEPTH FOCUS Yoga with a Chair ….is for those with less mobility who find it difficult to get up and down from the floor.… Read More »
- Great Massingham Health Visitor Clinic 26th of October
Make the most of this clinic. The next visit will be on the 26th of October 2017 at Great Massingham Village Hall, 11.30-12.30 Bring your… Read More »
- Library dates for October & November
NEXT MOBILE LIBRARY VISITS 24th of October and 21st of November from 11am For timetable see www.norfolk.gov.uk