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
- HALLOWEEN DISCO
Saturday 29th October 7.30pm ‘til late £3 per adult and, £1 per child at Great Massingham Village Hall All funds raised will go to our village school. Raffle prizes needed if… Read More »
- Great Massingham’s 8th Village Yard Sale Report
As the day dawned it was touch and go as to whether the weather would be kind to us all. The early hours had been… Read More »
- Dr. Burgess – 3rd November
Pop into the Village Hall and see Dr. Burgess on his retirement, on Thursday 3rd November from 2-6pm
- Grand Opening of New Play Park Equipment
On Saturday 24th September a good crowd gathered at the Village Hall for the grand opening of the new play park equipment and very smart… Read More »
Village Events See All
- Kings Lynn Cycling Road Race – 16th October
Advance note that this race will be coming through the visit – more information to follow
- Matters Arising! 11th & 12th November
In the Village of Upper Messington, somewhere in West Norfolk, there are many problems. Too many ducks, planning applications, and concerns over dog mess face… Read More »
- OCTOBER QUIZ NIGHT
Thursday, 27th October at 7.30pm Village Hall Bar. £1 entry plus raffle. Half the proceeds for the winners and half for the Village Hall refurbishment… Read More »
- Massingham Historical Society – October Meeting
The next meeting of the Historical Society takes place on Monday the 10th of October, from 7.30pm at the Village Hall. With your help… Read More »