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
- Annual Tractor Drive – June 17th
The Tractor Drivers taking part in a road run will be using the village green for a lunch break. The event is on June 17th and the period of… Read More »
- Fishing – The new season starts on the 16th of June 2018
For further information please see the Activities page under the
- Calling all Gardeners!
Garden Organic are looking for.. Volunteer Master Gardeners To be part of the Growing Communities Project – working with, encouraging and supporting people to grow… Read More »
- Mike Tilbury Shield – Knockout snooker competition
Thursday 3rd May saw the finals night take place at Gt Massingham Social Club, the semi-finals started the evening, Jon Harris v Danny Chase… Read More »
Village Events See All
- Karen Wadham & Peter Lawton – Exhibiting at Westacre Theatre as part of the Castle Acre Open Studio Trail
Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios Exhibition open between 10am and 5pm 26, 27 & 28 May and 2, 3, 9 & 10 June… Read More »
- 2018 Quiz Night Dates
At the Village Hall Bar from 7.30 Great prizes and lots of fun – come along and join us – 2018 dates: 25th Jan 22nd… Read More »
- West Norfolk Folk Live Shows – May
Village Hall Bar 7-10pm, free entry Live broadcasts will be from the ‘Folk on the Pier Festival’, Cromer this month. www.westnorfolkradio.co.uk
- GREAT MASSINGHAM CRAFT AND CHAT GROUP
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 »