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
- THE REEVE BOYS DO THE DOUBLE
Congratulations to both Charlie and Josh Reeve for being selected for Norfolk County Basketball. Charlie captained the U15s and Josh played for the U11s… Read More »
- The Film Club Thursday July 21st
7pm for 7.30pm, Massingham Village Hall, £4 entry. Refreshments available. ‘Spotlight’ Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, et al. Director– Tom McCarthy Next month: 18th… Read More »
- TWO EXCITING DEVELOPMENTS AT THE VILLAGE HALL
New sound system at the Village Hall There’s a new all-singing, all dancing sound system in the Village Hall, making the hall an even better… Read More »
- Defibrillator Update
We now have the finds to purchase the defibrillator for the Village Hall / Social Club. The order has been placed and we are now… Read More »
Village Events See All
- Quiz Night July 28th
Come along and join us from 7.30pm
- Massingham Historical Society.
Historical Society On The Up At our first meeting after we decided to ‘go public’ we were thrilled to welcome over twenty people, mainly from… Read More »
- St Mary’s Church Traditional Summer Fȇte – 23rd July
For this Year’s Summer Fete we are going all traditional and returning to the village green where, years ago, a visiting fair came every year… Read More »
- West Norfolk Folk – July 2016
Village Hall Bar 7-10pm Live broadcasts on Sundays 17th and 24th July. Free entry. All Welcome.