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
Massingham Stores & Post Office…… New extended opening hours ……. From 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 4pm on Sundays. Also, a… Read More »
- Fishing Warden Vacancy
Applications are invited for the post of Fishing Warden to start on 16th June 2019. Duties include checking fishermen have the correct rod licence, have… Read More »
- The Annual Village Clean Report
The Annual Village Clean-Up Report. On Saturday March 30th , 20 volunteers took part in our annual village litter picking. Meeting at the Well, at… Read More »
- Village Hall Refurbishment is Happening and Well Underway
The Village Hall Refurbishment began on schedule in March and is expected to continue over the next three months. Clearly, there will be some inconvenience… Read More »
Village Events See All
- Great Massingham Allotment Association – ‘Pop Up’ Stall
We are having a ‘Pop-Up’ stall on Great Massingham village green, near the Dabbling Duck, on: June 8th from 10am to raise funds for the… Read More »
- Film Night
The next Film Night is on Thursday May 16th.
- Church Events – May Fair
St Mary’s Church May Fair – Saturday May 25th, From 12.30. Games, competitions, craft stalls, teas, cakes, rides. Come and enjoy an afternoon with us.… Read More »
- Grassroots Malawi Stalls on the Green
Saturday 18th May at 9 am, is the next date for the ‘Stalls on the Green’. Lots on sale – Jumble, Books, Toys, Bric –… Read More »
- Next Craft & Chat Dates and Next Quiz Night Reminder
The May ‘Craft and Chat’ Dates are 13th and 20th. The next quiz night is on May 23rd. Both events are in the Village Hall… Read More »