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
- Charles Dewar our Benefactor
Charles was born on the 28th of April 1858 and died on the 12th of September 1933 at the age of 75 He married… Read More »
- FISHING WARDEN NEEDED
FISHING WARDEN NEEDED Anyone interested in becoming the Fishing Warden please apply to Kevin Webb on 01328 855 046 or Vic Cross on 520 588 for details. Great Massingham… Read More »
- Fundraiser for Preschool and Toddler Group – 8th July
Fundraiser Saturday July 8th from 12 midday – 4pm at Great Massingham Village Hall Preschool and Toddler Group with Ahoy 50/50 of Wells Sale of Pre-loved… Read More »
Village Events See All
- 1st July – JayDoubleYou’s Debut at the Village Hall – UPDATE
Will, James and Charlie, our local “boy band” entertained us with some fab tunes from the 60’s to date. We look forward to their… Read More »
- Music at Great Massingham July 25th & 26th
MUSIC IN COUNTRY CHURCHES Patron His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales MUSIC AT GREAT MASSINGHAM and to help the Church at Little Massingham… Read More »
- Are You Interested in Gardening?
Would You like to Volunteer? SCHOOL GARDEN CLUB For many years our village Primary School children have enjoyed their time in the school garden, growing… Read More »
- Great Massingham Health Visitor Clinic 25th July
Make the most of this clinic. The next visit is on the 25th of July 2017 at Great Massingham Village Hall, 10 -11 am. Bring… Read More »