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.
Village News See All
- Mobile Library February & March 2016
11.00 – 11.15 Shrublands Little Massingham 11.20 -11.30 Middle… Read More »
- Local Boy Padraig wins a place in the Norfolk U-13 Hockey Squad
After five days of trials at the UEA Sportspark, Padraig Turner (12) has been selected to join the Norfolk Under 13 Hockey Squad. Padraig, who… Read More »
- Health Visitor Clinic
Great Massingham Health Visitor Clinic Make the most of this new clinic. Once a month for the next three months the Village Hall is hosting… Read More »
- Massingham’s Play Park Refurbishment
Massingham’s Play Park Refurbishment. The application for funding to refurbish our play park to WREN has been submitted. This followed consultation with older members of… Read More »
Village Events See All
- February Strollers Walk
FEBRUARY STROLLERS WALK The next walk, weather permitting, will be on Sunday 21st February. 9.30 am at the Well. Please Join Us
- Massingham Historical Society
Massingham Historical Society We meet at The Barns, 9, School Road, on the 3 rd Wednesday each Month from 7.30 until 9pm. Next meeting –… Read More »
- Quiz Night February 25th 2016
FEBRUARY QUIZ NIGHT The “World Famous” Quiz Night will take place on Thursday, February 25th at 7.30pm. Village Hall Bar. £1 per person entree and… Read More »
- West Norfolk Radio live music broadcasts – February 2016
In the Village Hall Bar: 7 – 10 pm Free entry. Audience and other musicians always welcome No live shows on 21st or 28th 7th Live… Read More »