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.
Village News See All
- Massingham Stores & Post Office News
Did you Know that Massingham Stores and Post Office now has its own website http://www.massinghamstores.co.uk ? To visit the site, click on ‘read more’ and then… Read More »
- TOADWATCH MASSINGHAM : Come to a meeting at the Orangery at the Dabbling Duck on March 5th at 7pm.
Toads are in decline all over the UK, mainly due to habitat loss and increased traffic. The ponds at Great and Little Massingham are a… Read More »
- Battle’s Over DVDs – Down to the last two!
The sale of ‘Battle’s Over’ DVD’s raised £90 with £60 being donated to the Royal British Legion. I still have one two left if anyone… Read More »
Village Events See All
- Next Strollers Walk Sunday 17th March
Calling all striders, strollers, stragglers and strugglers; strollers will begin again on Sunday 17th March. Meet at the Well at 9.30 am for a stroll… Read More »
- Remembering Derick Drewery 23rd March
There will be a special evening at Great Massingham Village Hall beginning at 7,30pm on Saturday 23rd March to remember the late Derick Drewery. The… Read More »
- The Annual Village Spring Clean 30th March
The annual spring clean will take place on Saturday 30th March. Meet at the Well at 10 am. Come armed with wellies, gloves, and rakes.… Read More »
- Biodiversity Project – Next working party 9th March
The first regular Saturday morning working party of 2019 will be on 9th March from 10 am. We expect to prepare and sow a new… Read More »